The Sanctuary’s NATURE Lab is hosting a project by PhD student and NATURE Lab volunteer Ellie Irons called Lawn (Re)Disturbance Laboratory. One study site for the project is at Freedom Square, where Irons and workshop participants removed a square of lawn to see what plants would sprout in its place. The site got a makeover last week, so stop by and take a look to see what’s growing in the 1 x 1 meter square of bare earth! You can read more about the project here. You can here Ellie talk about a related project, the Next Epoch Seed Library, in this WOOC segment. Below, photos of soil sampling & plant surveying with NATURE Lab summer intern Maya Sandem (at the Ingalls Avenue brownfield), and soil seed bank tests underway inside NATURE Lab. Come by and visit us Tuesdays 4-6 pm at open hours at 3334 6th Ave!