CALCP returned to Riverside Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Denver, for our 2nd Annual Day of Service on Thursday, April 22. We removed dead trees; rototilled and fertilized a large 30’X30’ bed for planting iris bulbs; rototilled, prepared and planted 3 raised beds with Plant Select Plants as demonstration gardens; aerated, fertilized and seeded 2 acres of turf area with Buffalo and Blue Grama Grasses; and planted about 100 trees and shrubs donated from Rocky Mountain Native Plants. 32 volunteers worked in the rain, the snow, the sunshine and cloudy weather to accomplish all of the tasks.
Donors included: Buffalo grass and Blue Grama grass from Arkansas Valley Seed Solutions and Pawnee Butte Seeds, equipment from L.L. Johnson Distributors and Davey Tree Expert Co, Fertilizer from Agrium Advanced Technologies, John Deere Landscapes and Alpha One Inc, weed spray from Helena Chemical Co, compost from Organix Supply, trees and shrubs from Rocky Mountain Native Plants, Plant Select plants from Welby Gardens, Little Valley Nursery and Ft. Collins Wholesale Nursery, a financial donation from Scotts Lawn Service, and equipment and laborers from these companies: Fertek, Inc., Davey Tree Expert Co, Green Mountain Lawn Service, Out West Weed Control, master gardeners and Heritage Foundation