Native yucca transplanted as a start to the oval bed of native plants at the base of the site's sign. This type of yucca is hard to find in nurseries but it was used for years to mark gravesites in African American cemeteries. There are yucca plants in the Pleasant View cemetery. Thanks to Merikay's neighbors, Kate and Dave Young, for allowing Merikay to dig some of their yucca plants for use at Pleasant View. Click on photos above to see transplanting progress.
Getting excited about our Earth Day volunteer event this Saturday, April 22. See you there!
Donations Launch the Project
Dara Ballow-Giffen, a Master Gardener, helped us out by contacting Pope Farm, a facility which grows native plants, to see if they would donate some to our project. Rochelle Bartolomei of Pope Farm selected 100 plants for us and Dara picked them up today, delivering them to Pleasant View.
Photos of Dara and Rochelle