Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Have you wondered?

Have you wondered what is happening with that tract of land just beyond the ball field?  You know the one - it used to be a gravel parking lot that was often used by thoughtless people as a dumping ground. At various time one might have seen old carpets, furniture, tires, even a burned out car!  The Friends of Goodwin Park, along with the city department of public works (DPW), is turning that "parking lot" into a bit of "paradise." Progress to date includes removing the old gravel and asphalt, removing the weeds and planting winter rye as a cover crop.  In the spring, we will plow under the winter rye and either plant one more season of rye or, if the ground is ready, sow seeds to create a meadow - one that will require minimal maintenance but will attract birds, butterflies, bees and other small critters.  And that's a good thing.