“They must be considered as weeds”

The Historical Society of Sarasota County had a Clean-Up Day

“Let it be remembered that there be no useless plants in this garden and if any prove to be such they must be

 considered as weeds, and must be treated accordingly.”

This quote, from the meeting notes in 1819 of a Baptist Convention in Pennsylvania, must indeed have been running through the minds of our volunteer clean-up crew at Pioneer Park.

 

The Historical Society of Sarasota County had a Clean-Up Day

All dressed up and everywhere to go, two stalwart volunteers surveying  the field of battle in front of the Bidwell-Wood House

The Historical Society of Sarasota County had a Clean-Up Day

No weed left unturned.

The Historical Society of Sarasota County had a Clean-Up Day

Who are these masked volunteers?

Pignut Hickory fruit, beloved of HSoSC squirrels

Pignut Hickory fruit, beloved of HSoSC squirrels

The Historical Society of Sarasota County had a Clean-Up Day

A spot of color in the shade, and a shady place to sit by the heliconia bed. (Learn about heliconia.)

Watch out… we’ve weaponized our Site Manager Linda.

If you missed the October Clean-Up Day (our slate of volunteers filled up quickly, what with the infamous cookies being a bribe motivator), keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the next opportunity to treat those weeds and yourself.

 

PS The first picture’s not a weed. It is a very useful plant in our garden, and is known as a pineapple ( read more about Sarasota County and pineapples here.)

2 thoughts on ““They must be considered as weeds”

  1. You really want to weaponize our “fearless, tireless, amazing “leader” aka “Boss”????? We worked hard and got a lot done. The appearance of Mr. Fottler really added to our accomplishments. Thank you,Sir. HSoSC men are always invited to help, always!!!!! You have done a fabulous job, Madam. Thank you and special thanks to the worker bees who risked savage weeds and heat exhaustion to make our campus look beautiful!!!

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