Earth Week was a busy time all across Missoula, and the UM FLAT celebrated with a volunteer work day and BBQ! With the theme of backyard renovation, we had a variety of projects including a new bike parking area, a brick patio for the cob oven and getting the garden ready for the growing season!
Here are some pictures of spring progress around the yard…..
The yarrow in the native plant garden is freshly weeded and prospering:
The new brick patio for the cob oven is looking sharp, ready for summer pizza-making:
The garden beds are now lined with re-used logs to keep away pesky grass:
The hot bed is already flourishing with mustard greens:
The spring interns installed several rain barrels and experimenting with soaker hose:
We have expanded and improved our bike parking with re-used wood from our neighbors: