Happy Spring, Volunteers!
I hope this post finds you basking in the warm sunshine with the smell of fresh flowers on the breeze. Or, if you have been in Victoria recently, the cold wind that never ends and the relentless pollen that reminds everyone of their allergies.
Whichever spring you may find yourself in, we are inviting you to get outside with us and enjoy it!
On Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., please join TLC at Ayum Creek Regional Park Reserve in Sooke to continue our experimental restoration efforts combating the invasive species periwinkle (Vinca minor).
We will be layering cardboard on cut periwinkle, and then spreading wood chips on top to effectively smother it. This technique is an adaptation of “lasagna gardening,” where soil is built by adding different layers of material, reducing the need to till which can break up the healthy networks of mycelium and microbes within. By smothering the invasive species with materials that will break down and feed the soil, we are hopeful that the invasive species will be beat and native species can reign supreme once more!
Tools, gloves and instructions will be provided. If you have cardboard (tape, staples and other non-organic materials removed please), please bring it along!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250) 479-8053 to find out our meeting place details. Carpooling is available, just let me know and we will do our best to get you out there!
TLC Covenant Manager
P.S. We also have two more work parties coming up on Sunday, April 30th with the Greater Victoria Green Team at Gowlland Todd Provincial Park, removing Scotch broom, and again on Saturday, May 13th removing Scotch broom from a TLC covenant on the other side of Mill Hill. Get in touch for more information!