PSD had the privilege of volunteering at the Harwich Elementary School, working with students from a fourth-grade class to build, paint and install a dozen birdhouses. This project was part of a grant from The Garden Club of Harwich to recertify the Harwich Elementary School garden as a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat.
The project is the latest in the ongoing development of the school's garden courtyard. In recent years, students and community volunteers have cleaned out the courtyard and created raised beds, thanks to other community businesses, such as O’Leary Landscaping and Shepley Wood Products. The Harwich Garden Club has also supported the work with grant funding, both last year and this year, and the Harwich PTO donated tables so that classes can meet in the courtyard. The team at HES will next add donated bird feeders and bird baths to create a welcoming environment for birds, along with milkweed plants to attract Monarch butterflies.