[fosc] Plant Sale Success

kristen krhop at earthlink.net
Wed May 10 15:02:16 PDT 2006

Greetings Friends and supporters,

Thanks to the hard work of all of the wonderful volunteers who helped  
prepare and run the FoSC first ever native plant sale - it was a  
whopping success.

The nursery looked fabulous with it's new soil bin, lumber rack,  
plant storage tables, Grassland Site trail and parachute. The  
demonstration garden showed off brilliant color in spite of being  
recently browsed by our resident deer. Adding to the pleasure of  
seeing the site, there were informative interpretive signs and  
wonderful plant descriptions for most of the sale plants as well as a  
startling photo of the hill behind the shade house when it was still  
covered with a dense acacia thicket. Also popular with the garden  
tour folk was the fun and friendly lunch kiosk. And for those  
auditory learners in the crew there were two very informative talks  
about propagating native plants for the garden.

We were visited by over 500 people many of whom were on the Bringing  
Back The Natives Garden Tour and many others who heard about us  
through the outreach efforts put in by FoSC volunteers. The result of  
all of this is that our work is now known by more people and we  
raised $6,800 to put towards our efforts in restoring the ecological  
health of the Sausal Creek Watershed.

Cheers and special thanks to all who lent a helping hand,
Kristen Hopper
Friends of Sausal Creek

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