The First Day


The first day is always the hardest, but for this energetic group, it was certainly a quick one! Volunteers from the Arizona Columbine Garden Club, joined members of CAZCA, Desert Botanical Garden and the Tovrea Carraro Society to weed, clean up and prepare the site for future plantings.

We had 12 volunteers and with a short couple of hours finished prepping the small plot we have. At the end, we were all so motivated and excited about this project and the vision of making more native plants and seed available for restoration in our region. Take a look at a few pictures below!

In the meantime, the Gila Watershed Partnership (GWP), was going out native Sweetbush seedlings, collected by staff of Desert Botanical Garden and the AZ Native Plant Society – Phoenix Chapter, to be planted at the right time.

Big thanks to the Tovrea Carraro Society for helping clean up the site as well, and the GWP staff for care for the seedlings!