Denali and United Way @ MCGO

Welcome to Denali-Advanced Integrations on United Way’s Day of Caring this past September. This Redmond WA  high tech firm didn’t just show up.  The group knocked out 3 large mulch piles in the East Orchard and Edible Hedge.  The East Orchard benefited from a good winter cover as well as continuing the upgrade along the sidewalk, next to the East Orchard.

Additionally, the Apple Orchard and Edible Hedge also got some needed maintenance.  The Winter-Spring comes quick and the years and years of soil improvements also give weeds a head start so the Fall United Way campaign can not come at a better time.

At the beginning of any group visit, the history of the Meadowbrook Orchard site is shared.  Many years ago, as the story goes, an oil company (Time Oil) purchased the 7 acre site and established a 9 hole golf course.  So, to celebrate and reinforce that history, a brief skill effort of Frisbee Golf was offered to volunteers.  See the pics; fun indeed but practice, practice.

apple orchard gets some much needed attention
apple orchard gets some much needed attention
edible hedge is located next to the homestead Fischer House (in background)
edible hedge is located next to the homestead Fischer House (in background)
near victory, close but no cigar
near victory, close but no cigar
wheelbarrows rest, kids play
wheelbarrows rest, kids play
 kiddy pools are the target
kiddy pools are the target
Lot of huffin and puffin
Lot of huffin and puffin
group gathers after a great effort
group gathers after a great effort
getting out of the office is good
getting out of the office is good