Lucky Lucy!

At Westside, as you may know if you are a parent who has a child at our school, nature and the outdoors are important. Yes, we are downtown and yes, green space is hard to find but yes, we do our best and make it our priority.

A few weeks ago I received an email from the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods. They were promoting their Park Clean Up day and also asking for volunteers for the summer to take care of some of the new saplings that the City had planted. What a great opportunity for the children. We quickly told them we were interested and are now the new care givers to a ginkgo tree just East of the playground (pretty convenient placement!). So today we headed down to TBP to pay our tree a visit,
weed around the base of it, make sure the mulch was adequate,
give it some water, chat with it and give it a name.

Now the naming part is always interesting with children who are between the ages of 2 and 6. You really never know what they are going to come up with (just ask Liz about the names they gave her for her baby!). After much though, deliberation and chatter they came up with (drum roll please) Lucky Lucy. How fantastic is that! And we think Lucy is pretty lucky. She (we hope it is a she) has 40 some children who are join to make sure that she is taken good care of over the summer!

July 4, 2012. Uncategorized. No Comments.