On a beautiful fall morning the conservation interns went out to Belwin Nature Conservancy to collect native plant seeds to help with restoration efforts. the group collect prairie coreopsis, lead plant, and little blue stem seeds.
Take a look around next time you enter Swede Hollow Park via the Payne Ave entrance-you’ll notice a big change! Urban Roots Conservation interns and Metro Deaf School students removed invasive species, primarily burdock and reed canary grass, which dominated the walkway to Swede Hollow Park. To complete the restoration project, they planted a variety of native plants, providing more habitat for pollinators while beautifying an entrance to the park well-used by neighbors and the nearby Hope Community Academy. The interns were excited to have an opportunity to make immediate and visible improvements to one of our local parks- different from their more typical large scale, ongoing restoration projects. Thanks much to Friends of Swede Hollow for supporting this project.
Get out your green thumb and join us to help put our gardens to bed for the winter! Tasks include late season harvesting, plant tear out, weeding, compost, cover crop seeding and more! You will learn more about growing food, community building, youth internships and Urban Roots by working alongside our staff and awesome interns. RSVP by 10/31 to join us in the garden!