Cloverdale on Saturday celebrated spring and of a return to post-pandemic normalcy with an all-family project that combines the joys of art and gardening.
Kids, parents and educators came together at Jefferson Elementary School for the town’s first Spring Planter Project.
The concept was to paint half-barrels that will become planters to be displayed through mid-July outside of businesses throughout Sonoma County’s northernmost city. After that, families that paid a fee to adopt and decorate a planter will be able to take them home.
The sponsoring Cloverdale Unified School District promoted the Planter Project as a means of encouraging “student expression, health, gardening, and collaboration after a trying year of COVID and distance learning.”
Members of the Cloverdale community pitched in. Rodney Strong Vineyards donated the used barrels, ACE Hardware the paint and…