Metra Park Demonstration Garden Improvements

First, the 4’x4’ beds are no longer slightly raised, but are now full 24’ deep garden boxes…easier to work in, provides seating areas and just looks great! Second, the paths at both the Square Foot Garden and the Greenhouse Education Center are now weed free and covered with weed barrier and scoria…major improvement!

Special thanks all the hard working Master Gardeners who made this possible…and so FAST!

First and foremost Joann and Corry Glasser, instrumental in getting the 4×4 box lumber and the walkway scoria, also lined up a Ditch Witch to haul and spread the scoria (saving everyone’s backs), and who brought great tools to get the job done faster. Also hard working and dedicated in placing weed mat, moving lumber in place, and moving soil: Brian (lots of soil shoveling and moral support), Casey (lots of timber lifting and placing), Merita (professional weed mat layer), Roy, Rick, and Ron & Charlie Hendricks (made sure those measurements were right on, and placed perfectly)…and of course all these folks did so much more. And then we had a surprise helper show up…past Yellowstone County Master Gardener Murry Lyda! So great to have him back at the square foot gardens doing his thing. (THANKS SO MUCH MURRY! We miss you.)

Was so elating to see our volunteers pull together and get so much done so quickly. We sure work good together, and makes the saying “None of us can do as much as all of us” ring true….Amy Grandpree


Hard Work and Rewards!

Congratulations to All!

Yellowstone County Pin Rewards:
Cindy Roesler
Fay Danielsen
Steven Pottenger

$25 for 400 volunteer hours:
Sharon Yazak

$50 for 600 volunteer hours:
Mary Davis
Sheri Kisch

Level 2 certified:
Brian Godfrey

More Kudos!

Some really hard work went into our Square Foot Demonstration garden on our work day May 26th. Besides box building, weed mat laying and soil moving, there was a most dedicated group of weed attackers, and let me tell you, we had an explosion this year. Thanks to Beth A, Cindy R, Elaine A, Joyce H, Marilyn L, Rick S., JoAnne B., Cindy R., Sheryl Mc, and Sherry D.

If you get the chance, please come out and see the changes our volunteers have made at the Metra. It’s most impressive.

hard workers 2.png~Submitted by Amy Grandpre