Students at Ruby Thomas Elementary School are learning the importance of native plants.
Doyle Wayman and Doug Chang worked with students in the Afternoon All Stars program, providing plants and guidance. The students had already planted vegetables in their raised beds. With the addition of native plants to attract local pollinators they hope to grow a bumper crop of vegetables this fall.
Another raised bed was planted with milkweed to support migrating monarch butterflies.
Red Rock Audubon is happy to work with this school to encourage students to learn more about nature and the importance of doing what they can to protect their world. Who knows? Maybe one of these young children will grow up to be a farmer that uses environmentally friendly, sustainable methods to grow food crops or an entomologist whose work ensures the future of monarch butterflies.