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School Yards


 These are the people who really wanted to see this project happen!  I can't think of a more worthy cause than making a school yard a little greener. Volunteers, left to right. Standing: Maureen O'Brien and Mark McConnell.  Sitting: Tessence (Tesse) Faith, Brandis Hartsell, Jamar Faith, Judith Faith, Silna Lopez, Cittlaly Almodovar, Brisdy Reyes and Marianne Happek.


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The Crew

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Soil or Concrete?

Compacted Soil

The soil in this courtyard was like concrete!  Infact I moved off of one spot to another, because I was sure there must be concrete under where I was boring. The next spot gave me the same results.  It was like a brick! The carbide bit on the boring tool wasn't going in.  I thought, there's no way there's concrete here too.

Compacted Soil

This soil was so hard I had to use the mattock to break through the surface.  Soil this compacted will seriously effect a tree's ability to breathe.  Yes, trees breathe too.  It's called respiration, just as we exchange gases through our lungs trees exchange gases through their leaves and roots.

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Like a brick



Heavy Duty Earth Auger


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