Adding Plants to Glenside Elementary’s Riparian Buffer

Julie Slavet
May 16, 2012

In preparation for the grand ribbon-cutting ceremony at Glenside Elementary School on May 24, TTF organized a planting in partnership with members of the Glenside Parent Teacher Organization to add more plants to a swath of the riparian buffer between the school grounds and a branch of the Tookany Creek.  Two hundred plants including grasses, ferns, and wildflowers were planted with the help of Diane, Glynis and Glynis’ young son Johnny.

Glenside Elementary Planting May 2012

Glynis, Diane, and Abby pause after working hard to plant a variety of grasses and wildflowers.

The sunny weather and wet, clay soil made the plants very happy. Everyone pitched in, digging holes with shovels to nestle plant plugs into, pruning some weeds, and talking about compost and gardens. Some of the plants even got a little watering to perk them up.

If you would like to get involved with future plantings like this, please contact us.


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