Austin Discovery School started last year out with a foot of clay covering their future annual/perennial garden as a result of the grading that took place after their septic system was installed. Needless to say, they've been pretty busy! ADS is now home to a food forest that includes over thirty fruit trees, as well as, forty others around campus. The students have also installed grant worthy rain gardens, straw bales gardens, a chicken coop and a rabbit hutch! Although they have made some progress with the student run annual garden beds, they are in need of massive microbial makeover! Join them and the community at hand to come together for two days of earth moving, weed pulling, tree planting, clean up and general garden prep. Volunteers main objective for this two day event (Sept 30 and Oct 1) is to assist with composting the food forest, annual garden beds and all of the other green spaces created last year. You will also be tasked with spreading mulch and leaves all around campus as needed. In addition, heavy machinery and human power will be used to create new garden beds, install fencing, prep future prairies, and complete many other garden related tasks. Year two is going to be bigger and better for the students thanks to your help so thanks in advance!
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Austin Discovery School
9303 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724