Hats off to Cal Poly WOW groups!

We love WOW

Two Cal Poly WOW groups did a super job tackling service projects in Santa Margarita on Sept. 19,2015. WOW group leaders Reyna Venkatesh (Group #200) and Taylor Thomas (Group #199) worked with LATO manager Bev Gingg and Leadership SLO Class XXIII rep Carrie Miller to acheter handle these landscape maintenance jobs: spreading mulch, hand weeding, watering (sparingly!) and picking up litter. Students also cleaned out the garden tool shed and installed a new display in the kiosk. The work acheter cialis kamagra areas included the Learning Among the Oaks trail entrance, the new monarch habitat garden (in development) and the old demonstration located along the H St. entrance to Santa Margarita School. Thanks to all involved (including friend Carolyn who made cupcakes for the workers) for a productive and fun morning – in spite of the heat!


Wildflower Festival fun at the DF

Garden volunteers Jacki Williams, Natalie Montoya and friend Jules presented a petal art station and  shared DF coloring posters with visitors during the Santa Margarita Wildflower Festival on March 28,2015. Oak Ambassadors

presented a “California Oak Woodland Birds” puppet show created

by Cal Poly senior Kelsey


Little Free Library in the Little Woods!

Thanks to Dona Robertson and many friends, Santa Margarita School has a new library!

It’s a work of art and it’s already in use as you can see in the photos below. That’s new Oak Ambassador Jessianne S. and a friend checking it out after school last week. The Little Free Library in our Little Woods is Mrs. Robertson’s retirement gift to the school and community. Come by, leave a book, take a book and enjoy : )

The Great Pumpkins

Thanks to volunteers Sharon Drake and Betty

Williams for once again working with Santa Margarita School teachers

and students to decorate adopted trees for Halloween. Fun to see : )

Beautiful blooms at the forest

If you stop by the forest this month (June 2013), you’ll notice two trees blooming their hearts

out. One is the chitalpa planted many years ago and one is the more recently planted desert willow. If you look at the flowers of each, you’ll see similarities in form and color. Did you know that these two trees are related? Any guesses?