Wildflower Association of Michigan Grant for Junior Literary Garden

  • Location
    West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Status
  • Age Level
    5 to 7 Years
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

Lack of native plant species on the school property. A long, five-foot high fence separates the Rouge River from the school yard where the Junior Literary Garden now exists in its present form. On the other side of the inaccessible (at least for now) wetland area are a variety of native plant species buried in a jungle of invasive buckthorn, kudzu and trash.

Our Plan

We hope to restore the accessible, currently turf grass, side of the fence and around the main Junior Literary Garden bed with native Michigan wildflowers. This will create a colorful and meaningful link to the struggling plant communities already on site on the other side of the fence. Perhaps the fence will be removed one day in a future project and that can be restored and utilized as well. We foresee a chance to expand the education garden and to educate about the existing native plant communities on the site and how the establishment and restoration with new native plant communities will bring health to the overall ecosystem.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Endangered Species
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The Benefit

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