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Construction has begun on the garden at Pierce Elementary!

4.13.12 (Pierce Elementary)

We are excited to announce that today we broke ground on the new Pierce Elementary School vegetable garden! Located on the south side of the property, the garden will consist of six 10'x4' raised vegetable beds, a flower bed, and an irrigation system... all enclosed by an adorable 24'x48' white picket fence. Today the awesome team from SiteScape leveled the ground and installed the six raised beds. On Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 29th from 1-4pm, volunteers, teachers, and students will work together to fill the beds with a mix of new soil and nutrient-rich compost so that we can begin planting soon!

The installation team used a rope and a level to line up and level the garden beds...

The beds are made of cedar, which will make them hold up well to water, as well as repel insects who don't like the smell of cedar. Built with benches along the top, they will be comfortable for gardening and/or for use as an outdoor classroom.

The workers first dug level trenches, then they set the beds into the trenches. Irrigation tubing was buried beneath the beds so that a drip irrigation system can be installed.

Thank you SO much to SiteScape, an amazing landscaping company, for donating their labor for the bed and fence building and installation! You guys are awesome!

And here are just some of the plants (lettuce, snap peas, and pansies) that are ready and waiting to be planted into the garden...

Check back for more updates on the Pierce garden!

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