The courtyard cleanup
by Hannah Belleville
This Saturday at 8:00 a.m. the National Honor Society entered into the East Lyme jungle, a.k.a. The courtyard. The grass was three feet tall throughout the entire walled in rectangle. Weeds, thickets, thorn bushes, and vines all tangled into one and choked out the shrubs and flowers that resided in the gardens. The stone pathway was completely hidden by layers of dirt and grass and took a good hour to uncover.
NHS took one look at the green mess and saw the potential. They dove in with shovels, rakes, gloved hands, weed whackers, and lawn mowers and tamed the beast. Blades of grass were chopped down to just a few inches tall. Weeds were uprooted, thrown in garbage bags, and disposed of in the dumpster. Bare hands and shovels dug up the pathway that had been hidden by grass and dirt for two years. Dead branches of bushes were cut back and shaped.Read More