Girl Scouts in Troops 60387 and 60151, led by Lisa McCann, worked with the Daytime Gardeners of North Haven on a conservation project, planting a dozen white fir seedlings in an area adjacent to the Community Gardens at Peter’s Rock. Prompted by the National Garden Clubs’ Plant America with Trees: Each One Plant One program, the Daytime Gardeners ordered seedlings for their members and the Girls Scouts.
The Scouts were taught basic information about the white firs, how to plant and care for the tree, and the life cycle of conifers. After the discussion, the girls dug the holes, added some compost, planted the seedlings, and finished by watering and mulching.
Daytime Gardeners assisted when needed, but the Scouts did an excellent job. This activity will help the girls earn credits for their “Tree Badge.”
The Scouts will continue to water the seedlings frequently to give them a good start. The roots need to grow well this summer for the seedlings to survive the winter.
Additional seedlings and information were provided to Girl Scout Troop 60421, led by Jennifer Morgan. These Scouts will plant the seedlings either at their homes or in another location.
This conservation project is one of the many activities provided by the Daytime Gardeners as part of their Youth Program. The goal is to interest young people in gardening and conservation so they will be motivated to participate in these activities as adults.
The Daytime Gardeners welcome new members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with the group on Facebook.