With our ying yang weather, our citrus orchards are producing their fragrant flowers and the butterflies and honey bees are taking full advantage of the nectar in our Dauphine Community Garden. Meanwhile, across the neighborhood in our Butterfly Island on our Florida lots, the monarch butterfly caterpillar devours milkweed.
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CSED has partnered with Tulane City Center to create an outdoor wetland education center on two of our lots at Florida & Caffin Avenues. The project aims to raise awareness of coastal restoration efforts by creating a K-12 environmental learning space that will include exhibits on local plants, outdoor classroom space, a bio swale and rain garden, and access to kayaks that will encourage hands-on learning directly adjacent to the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle. The existing cypress and red maple trees, the community orchard and the butterfly island will remain and be enhanced.
We did'nt have enough time to blow in insulation today. However, attic is prepped and ready. Bill Robinson was kind enough to stop by and share some of his knowledge. He suggested that we use blown in fiberglass instead of cellulose. 2'x4''s are for decking and for additional space for insulation. Stay tuned!
Many thanks to James of Common Ground Reflief and to their volunteers who planted and mulched 1 pecan, 4 cypress, and 5 red maple trees on the CSED vacant lot at 5620 Florida Avenue. These volunteers came from near and far: New York, the College of New Jersey Alternative Break Club, the Share Institute from American River College in California, and the University of Mississippi. These hardworking young people continued their good works that day by planting trees in the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle. We are so very grateful that volunteers keep coming to offer their many hands in service to our community.