Hurley School students and Wisconsin Master Gardeners combined forces
two times this day to continue their 2010 gardening projects.
flowers at the Iron County Courthouse. One group of young gardeners
planted in the raised planter at the flag pole. The second group of fourth
graders planted out near the road in front of the Viet Nam War Memorial.
Maggie Callaham, Iron County UW-Extension Summer Horticulture & Youth
Assistant, explained to the students the significance
of the Memorial. After the planting had been completed, they stood and listened as Maggie
and Wisconsin Master Gardener Diane Fontecchio read the names inscribed on the memorial
plaque on the wall.
The students then placed American Flags in the plantings.
Later in the afternoon, the after school students planted five flower pots to be
placed in front of the school. The students are participants in Carol Saari’s
moved to the sign at the front of the school entrance. The area is already
planted with shrubs and a few perennials. The kids planted the remaining
annual flowers and mulched the planting bed. The annuals will provide summer
long color to the school entrance.
Gardeners working on Thursday’s projects were: Pat Severin, Jewel Lakvold,
Vic Calore, Zona Wick and Lou Bonagura.