Budget shortfalls had limited the resources available for grounds upkeep such as pruning and weeding at Clearbrook Elementary School, so the PTA organized a Grounds Spruce-Up Day this past Saturday. A group of about 20 volunteers from the PTA and the community, including parents, students, teachers, citizens, businesses and even firefighters from the fire station across the street, came out to assist with weeding, pruning, edging, planting, and mulching.
Volunteers brought gardening tools with them including wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pruners, and even their trucks to help with the project. The bulk of the work focused on the children’s Wonder Garden, located at the back of the school. It is a large space that includes walkways and benches for the children, along with mature trees and shrubs to enjoy. Additionally, large flower pots were planted and positioned at the main entrances to brighten them up.