Many Hands Make Light Work

To keep our wonderful new gem of a library beautiful and inviting, the Busch Annapolis library volunteer supervisor Lara J. was approached by local garden enthusiasts Tara Cliford, Lucie Lehmann and Susan Nugent who offered to rally teams of volunteers to assist in this important work. Since August, these volunteers have been maintaining the native gardens surrounding the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library by doing clean ups and weeding, including between the over 1,500 engraved bricks in the library foundation donor walkway. Twice a month on Saturday mornings, this group of dedicated gardeners (some master gardeners) can be seen social-distancing and tending to the grounds surrounding our newest state-of-the art branch.

Recently, students from Indian Creek Upper School and Archbishop Spalding led by sister and brother, Havana and Jack M., got in on the act to fulfll community service hours. A special shout out to them and Jenna B., Kathleen M., Adeline M. and Rebecca S. is in order: great job and thank you!

Foundation funds will continue to be used to purchase brown bags for regular clean ups, mulch and any needed gardening supplies to facilitate this work. A book was also funded for use by the volunteers: Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests: A Field Guide for Identifcation and Control. The foundation greatly values time, treasure and talent to make the library better. Thank you, Weed to Read volunteers!

Weeders weeding outside of the library
The Weed to Read volunteers out in force. Photo by