Old School House Shrub Saving
JUNE 29, 2008 -- Volunteers
from Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society gathered at The Old School
House last Saturday morning to move front-yard shrubs and flowers to
a temporary back-yard holding bed, making way for a new brick
walkway to be built after the July 4 holiday. The work crew, seen at
the holding bed, included (left-to-right): Harold Thieda, Kristi
Mueller, Kathy Sturm (new SDHS president), Ruth Johnson, Judy
Thomas, Dottie Lyon, Al Lyon, Mike Economos (SDHS Museum master
gardener), Steve Hutchins (new SDHS board member), and Tom Anthrop.
"Relocating the plants now", says Economos, "will save them for
replanting later according to a new landscaping layout planned for
the Old School House Discovery Center." The new landscaping, he
adds, will include re-contouring the grounds as needed for best
absorption of rainfall and roof runoff collected by a new
underground drainage system installed late last year.