This is a recurring service morning every Wednesday.
Each week a group of intrepid workers with a passion for plants and a love of the outdoors meets at Riverside Nature Center to help maintain RNC’s gardens, particularly the butterfly garden and the meadows. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about native plants and their place in the Hill Country ecosystem from others who share your passion for nature. Whether you are an experienced nature lover or just getting started in your journey learning about our local plants and the wildlife that depend on them, you are welcome to join this group as we experience the beauty of our Hill Country home.
As our plants bloom, mature, and go to seed, the gleaning part of their life cycle comes into play. RNC’s garden tenders actively gather, clean, store, and (later) sow seed from our native flora. Here is an excellent opportunity for learning the who-what-when-why-and-how of gleaning and propagating our native plant species.
TMN Guidance for Outdoor Service:
• Be mindful of and follow local individual partners’ and project locations’ health and safety policies. They may require more than what other local authorities do.
• Groups working outdoors together or receiving instructions should be 10 or fewer people, all spaced 6 feet apart or more.
• When possible, use your own gardening tools and equipment; shared tools and equipment should be cleaned after each use.
• Recognize the use of facemasks or other personal protective equipment as a way of diminishing transmission may be required when working in an open outdoor space.