Mountain View masters coffee bagging

A small and enthusiastic group of Mountain View Middle School students joined SOLV at Beaverton Creek Tributary last week to finish planting native plants.  The site is looking great with all the native plants in the ground; its hard to believe that just two years ago, it was covered in Himalayan blackberry.

Students also got a quick tutorial on the method of weed and invasive control we do at SOLV; coffee bagging!  As the spring starts, we are in the maintenance phase of our sites and coffee bagging helps native plants get a head start on weed growth.  Students staked coffee bags around native plants with biodegradeable cornstarch stakes and enjoyed the fact that it was a bit cleaner than our usual planting.  Happy Spring to all!

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