La Casita Verde, a preschool housed in a Victorian-era home at the base of Mount Washington, is looking for help this weekend to complete a school garden designed by Matthew Evans, landscape architect of the U.S. Capitol. Much of the backbreaking work to prepare the garden site was completed last month by volunteers (pictured above) who broke up the soil. Now volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 5 to finish landscaping the garden as part of a Big Sunday Weekend volunteer project. Pat Griffith with Casita Verde explains what the garden is about:
This year’s work is to implement the “Children Stroll Garden and Fragrance Path.” This project involves installing several stepping-stone walkways, planted with different types of flowers and fragrant plants. Not only will the fragrance path stimulate their sense of smell, it will allow the children to utilize their sense of balance as they walk along the stepping-stones.
The garden will not only be enjoyed by the students at Casita Verde but by the general public, which will be able to view the landscape from Figueroa Street. Click here to sign up.