Friday ALTS October 13th 2017
Weather: Clear blue sky, 65 degrees, and no wind
By: Adaleigh Glassbrook and Claire Ghan
For Friday ALTS we split into three groups to divide the work that needed to be done. One group dug out stubborn weeds in order to provide room for new plants to grow in the upcoming season. Some of the weeds were left as they provided a good source of ground coverage without the risk of harming future growth. The second group pushed wheelbarrows of mulch to the areas where they were needed to help protect the ground. The much consisted mostly of wood-chips and pine-needles. These two groups worked together by the first clearing an area of weeds and the second by filling the newly cleared area with mulch. The groups then switched roles about halfway through our ALTs session time.The third group pulled apart pieces of raw wool to remove clumps of foreign matter and to prepare it for the next process in Christine and Candace project, cleaning. The wool was provided from Candace’s family sheep and she sheared some of it herself. The majority of us had never worked with wool before so it was quite an experience (we touched a lot of poop). There were a few large seeds found within the wool which we collected to avoid accidentally adding new plants to the garden. The wool group sat in the shady area of the willows which provided some cool relief from the warm weather. However, we were able to keep our spirits high by conversing about personal interests. Kim, pictured above, pulled apart raw wool tediously to clean it as much as he could. While the wool was not a typical ALTs project it was completed in order to help out our fellow classmates with their final project.We all had an enjoyable and memorable experience, while still working hard.