Oct 4th, 2014
“Putting the Beds to Bed” is a funny name for a project but every year the flower beds in the Denver city parks must be turned for winter. In the fall, if the plants go to seed it will affect the blooming arrangement of the flowers in the beds the following spring. So timing is important to remove all of the flowering plants that are not perennial before they drop their seeds before winter. We get funny looks sometimes when we are doing this project from people who don’t understand why we are removing all of the flowers from the beds. It is for a good reason and insures a good planting for the next year’s spring.
Civic Center Park, located between the Colorado State Capitol and the Denver City and County Building downtown is a local landmark and a beautiful park. Civic Center Park has been our territory for this project for many years. This year too we finished the project in under 3 hours; 2 hours ahead of schedule.
The project leader for the Nippon Kan volunteers was WO2 Dhan Gurung who had been sent officially by the Nepal Army Rangers to practice Aikido at Nippon Kan General Headquarters and learn about Nippon Kan community project development and organization for three months.
Nippon Kan General Headquarters Official Instructor