California Conservation Corps Partners with FoodCorps at Nokomis School Garden

Three cheers for the Triple-C's!

15 members of Ukiah's California Conservation Corps volunteered their Saturday to help maintain Nokomis School Garden on November 16, 2013 from 9am - 3pm.

The CCC's Members muscled through Nokomis Garden's Bermuda Grass problem by hacking through it with McLeod Hoes and covering it with landscape fabric. After the fabric covered the garden floor all members were hands on moving wood chips supplied by Johnson Family Tree Care (note: the wood chips came from a Caltrans project one of the CCC members interned for earlier in the week).

The CCC's Team also helped FoodCorps Service Member Keegan Niland reshape the garden maze into it's new form - a fantastic reading circle for Nokomis School students and educators. Keegan and the CCC's Members also excavated nearly 10 cubic-yards of non-compostable materials and wooden pallets from the garden.

The group was re-energized when a neighbor walked by the garden mid-day and exclaimed, "You all do great work - I know the kids will enjoy this!"

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