The Tulip Garden was a mini-project completed in the fall of 2007. At the start of a YES meeting, the students expressed concern that no one was taking care of the raised beds in front of their school. After discussion, the group decided to adopt the raised bed. The youth decided that they would like to clear the bed and plant tulips for the spring. Participants contacted a local garden shop that had been impressed by the YES efforts at the Rosa Parks Peace Park project. YES purchased 100 tulip bulbs and the garden store provided a 3 to 1 match- for a total of 400 tulip bulbs! The participants learned how to plant bulbs, and planted more than 300 bulbs in the garden. Each student also received bulbs to take home and plant at locations of their choosing- further beautifying the community. The next spring they planted other perennials and annuals in the bed.
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