In January, Green Thumbers Linda Lam, Cathy Nix, Janet Yeager, Rhoda Stacher, and Tonya Lam wrestled the weeds, clipped vines and dug those offending smilax roots to uncover the tabby once part of the original Sugar Mill. Under the direction of Dick Delhaie, Thumb Smashers, Paul Nix, and Jerry Meyers installed the fence that will protect the new area.
Mother nature was not our friend with all the rain during the spring and summer. The work to finish the fence, including the priming and painting had to be put off until August. With just a little more work to be done, the Thumb Smashers expect the new fence will be up and painted by the fall meeting. There will be signs added to thank the "Savannah Trustee's Garden Club" for their contribution in the way of a grant, that made the work on this area possible.
On the positive side the spring and summer rains proved to be very beneficial for the native gardens in front of the education building and Long Tabby.
When the work is done, the new entrance for the Long Tabby, Education, Sugar Mill complex will provide visitors a little history and a view of the natural landscape.