Who knew that native trees loved coffee? Students from Trevis Karper’s science class at Mountain View Middle School joined us this week at the Beaverton Creek Tributary (aka Karper Creek) to stake donated coffee bags around native trees to impede the growth of weeds like reed canary grass. The coffee bags are staked with biodegradable stakes and the bags themselves will biodegrade in a few years time. By coffee bagging these plants, students are really giving them a chance to get a head start on their growth without the interference of weeds.
Chloe, an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School helped lead the students and gave an excellent demonstration on proper coffee bagging techniques!
SOLV has a great partnership with Boyd Coffee Company, who has been donating coffee bags to SOLV regularly over the past four years. Boyd sets aside used coffee bags for nonprofits and other organizations doing restoration work. We are so appreciative of their work and generosity!