The city had bloodthirsty eyes: In February 2020, Greenwood, then-chief gardener and bee chairman, focused on mosquitoes.
She, along with volunteers, city gardeners, and Greenwood Master gardeners, has developed educational materials to teach people about the mosquito life cycle. Greenwood In 2017, as a partner of Bee City USA, which is suitable for pollen, the reduction of pesticides that are harmful to natural pollen has raised concerns about the activation of mosquitoes and the viruses and diseases they can carry.
But while Barclay was reading to teach students about the West Nile virus at Greenwood Schools, he began to clear the world of a completely different virus. Covide-19 Brake on many of these plans.
“We still have items, leaflets, and cards in the city hall that we have not been able to distribute,” said Barclays. We kids had stickers to join SWAT – you know, permanent water attack team. But everything is there. ”
Like everyone else, greenwood gardeners had to take time to adapt to the cholera epidemic. Barclays said the silver coating means that everyone’s experience with COVID-19 makes it easier to talk about the West Nile virus. People now know more about the spread of the virus and the importance of preventive measures.
“When you have lemons, you make lemon juice,” she said.
While classroom visits and lectures are still being postponed, Barclays and others use virtual meeting programs to make video lessons for classes. Video editing allows horticultural workers to demonstrate ways in which they use beneficial insects in the city greenhouse to control pests, including small, parasitic pests.
“They lay their eggs in aphids, then hatch and eat aphids,” Bacchus said. We learned that he releases beneficial insects into the greenhouse to remove the bad ones.
Volunteers who often carry out this activity efficiently are also thin in the epidemic. The greenhouse usually sees about 10 volunteers a day, but that has reduced it to about five to practice and experience social unrest. Volunteers also wear masks.
Restrictions create new challenges, but Barclay said he appreciates the skills and experience of former volunteers who have been able to maintain speed.
“There are a lot of experienced people now,” she said. For many volunteers, this is a safe haven.
In the greenhouse, Guiller Dichira carefully picked up a piece of wood and pushed the invisible black seeds one by one into the wet fields. She worked to grow greenhouses in the garden or to grow flowers in the greenhouse until they became part of a higher level.
Dichira volunteered for three years and was hired by a senior gardener friend. She is now a major gardener.
“This is where many gardeners volunteer their time,” she says. “It’s peaceful – it’s just peaceful, that’s it.”
In addition to volunteering, Dichara is also appearing in alternative programs. Volunteers take breaks to break up groups and avoid going back to reduce the chances of someone getting sick and passing between multiple groups of volunteers.
Workers worked to improve rainforests with signs on Oak Street and Edgefield Street, and compiled a list of foraging hunters for those who enjoy the plants in the city during the summer.
“Like Bee City USA, our barbarian garden was part of us,” says Barclays. In Bloom, America taught us how to work together.
Workers are currently working in the greenhouse to get ready for the green festival, said Chief Client of Fruit and Vegetable Workers. While the epidemic may have engulfed large numbers of volunteers, the city’s wage workers were working hard to take care of the Greenwood’s fertile gardens.
Employees are now working at a high level, many of whom are already ready. Some, like Jeeps, are being completely redesigned – Price says he wants to impress the public with his new look. They used palm fiber to duplicate the plastic cover, and accurately duplicate the side-level cover on the jeep.
“We are happy to show what we are doing,” he said.
Contact Staff Writer Damian Dominguez at 864-634-7548 or follow him on Twitter @IJDDOMINGUEZ.