On Friday, Sept. 16, nine Souhegan High School students and their advisors descended upon the Amherst library gardens to do battle with the swallowwort (an invasive weed) growing along the foundation. The goal was to remove as much of the weed as possible, then lay down sheets of newspaper, and finally put down a layer mulch in hopes of suppressing future growth. Keep your fingers crossed!
Meg Clemens, Sue Spiess, and Joan O’Brien were on site to direct the young laborers, with Marti Warren providing instructions in advance.
It was a beautiful day to be working outside, and the students felt a sense of accomplishment looking at the neatened bed.