Friday, May 11, 2012

Keller Williams agents provides many “helpful hands” at Matilija Junior High Schoolyard Habitat—sheet mulching, weeding, weed whipping — to help get the area ready for summer.

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Planting Day #1 February 3, 2012


Now it is time to plant our chaparral and pollinator gardens! Come learn more about the Matilija Schoolyard Habitat and our unique chaparral native plant community, and how to save water by growing CA natives in the landscape.  Learn how the Schoolyard Habitat  builds problem-solving skills while promoting an understanding of the urban-wildland interface.  Come learn how to conserve water and support wildlife! Learn how to plant CA natives, and about the habitat they create for wildlife. Help us! No experience necessary, snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a shovel and wear heavy shoes, sunscreen and gloves. Volunteers to help coordinate and donations of food/drinks are also welcome. Call Renee Roth for more info at 798-3897.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Matilija Junior High, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai

“Nature is good for people: Let’s recognize the right of every child to live and grow up in a wildlife-rich world.”<via The New Nature Movement.

Flyer for Planting Day #1

Ojai Valley News 10/26/11


MATILIJA GARDEN WORK DAY — Join volunteers on ­Saturday, November 19, for a student-community work day at Matilija Junior High.­  Help is needed to finish sheet mulching and pathways.­  This phase of the native plant garden is MJHS’s contribution to get grant funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife for the development of a Schoolyard Habitat.­  Work will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon, rain or shine. Wear sturdy work shoes, and bring gloves, a shovel or pitchfork and a wheelbarrow if you have one.  Snacks and water will be provided.  For more information call Renee Roth at 798-3897 or go to MatilijaSYH.com.

Matilija Green Team Students to develop Schoolyard Habitat with help from U.S. Fish & Wildlife


~Tom Bostrom met with students of Matilija Junior High at Cluff Vista park to discuss the development of the park and changes over time to the native habitat. Tom is a landscape architect who designed the park and started Ojai Trees. See their website at http://www.ojaitrees.org/The students are making preparations to build a Schoolyard Habitat with grant money and support from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service of Ventura County. Students, teachers and community volunteers will create the Schoolyard Habitat on the Matilija campus using native plants to provide habitat for wildlife, and serve as an outdoor classroom to learn about naturalized landscapes.