On Saturday, May 22 Foxtown East Neighborhood began the Green Guard Stewardship Training Program. These workshops are part of a Health Forward Foundation grant to support the community in the acquisition and cleanup of vacant land in their neighborhood. The Stewards learned how to identify and remove invasive honeysuckle in their neighborhood, as well as strategies for continuing stewardship in their area.
On June 5 Will Gibson, Down to Earth Services, led instruction about the specific native plants that would benefit the community. The Stewards gathered for an information session that outlined the benefits of native plants as well as how to identify them. Following the instruction, the Stewards spent the rest of the morning weeding a garden bed before filling it with native plants donated by Roberta Vogel-Leuntung. It was a great day and many members of the community showed up to help dig, plant and water.
Green Guard Stewardship training for the Foxtown East Neighborhood will continue through June with a tour of the KC Water Department and the East High School greenhouses.
The next Education & Outreach Work Group meeting will be Thursday, 7/8/21 at 10 am.