We had our very first volunteer group this Friday. The team thoroughly enjoyed working with this group. We planted a small section called P-9. All of our planting areas are now called P- #. This represents planting areas 1-11. P-9 is in a high visible area, so we put some gorgeous agaves, yuccas, and other visually appealing plants here. We worked with 5 10th grade boys that are in the Grand Canyon Youth project and their teacher. They were earning service hours toward a chance to raft down the river. They also have to raise money for the trip and do some kind of presentation about the canyon. Their conversation was priceless. For the most part they planted small plants, but some of the boys wanted a challenge, so they planted some of the larger plants too. We saved the pointy cacti for an older volunteer group.