Community Work Day at PUHS – December 5, 2014
Patagonia Union High School and Borderlands Restoration are teaming up for a rainwater harvesting workday on Friday, December 5th at 1pm. We’ll continue working on a rainwater harvesting terrace that the Borderlands Earth Care Youth Corps initiated this past summer (See Marion Vendituoli’s June 25th article in The Bulletin). Fourteen PUHS came together in September (See Liz Collier’s September 17th article in The Bulletin) to continue working on this project.
We’ll finish preparing the infrastructure in order to plant with the summer rains. We’ll finish building rock terraces to harvest the rain and infiltrate our most precious resource into the ground. So make sure to bring a water bottle, a hat, gloves, close-toed shoes, labeled tools (rock hammers would be especially useful) and a snack to share with the hard-working youth of our watershed. This concentrated moisture will then be utilized by native pollinator-attracting plants (to be planted in conjunction with mulch once the terraces are built of the project.) This new Watershed Living Laboratory will then become the focus of science experiments along with the first step in a series of restoration improvements at the high school. Come see what our future plans are and help PUHS become a demonstration of the unique ecosystem we call home. RSVP: weaver.caleb@