Rescheduled Volunteer Day!
Updated: Feb 8
Hello supporters! While we are so excited about meeting all of you together to plant our wildflowers, unfortunately we must reschedule the volunteer day. We have been closely monitoring the soil temperature to make sure our seeds grow healthy and germinate properly, and the soil won't be warm enough by the 15th. Not only that, but the additional rain has made the ground too wet for us to plant. We don't want our volunteers ruining any clothes or slipping as a result of muddy plants. If the ground is too wet when we plant, the seeds won't grow correctly either. So with this combination of cold soil and wet grounds, we are putting the Volunteer Day on hold until the sun warms the soil to the right temperature and makes it dry enough to plant. We will keep you all updated on the soil properties in the meantime.
Here is a photo taken of the ground cover at the park this morning! If only the weather would cooperate with our plans! But lucky for us, we have great supporters like you to work together when the time is right for our wildflowers.
Steve Nugent has assured us that he will continue to monitor the soil temperature every other day, and until then he will maintain the beds already there. For now, the goal is to keep tilling the soil, tending to the beds, and monitoring the temperature. Thank you all for your support, and please do keep an eye out for our rescheduled Volunteer Planting Day!
The Centerville Wildflower Walk Team