Students from Independence High School and LUHSD’s Gateway Program for special-education students will benefit for years to come, due to a large vegetable and flower garden they helped create in the past two months. Students from both programs will share responsibility for the new garden, which will be used in science, health, nutrition and other classes.
Proceeds from a LUHSD Educational Foundation grant and a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant were used to begin the garden, and community members volunteered their time and effort to level the ground and prepare the soil. Delta Fence donated materials and built the fence, Perry Continente installed the irrigation materials, which were donated by Netafim Corporation, and the district’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program provided some starter supplies toward the effort.
Those willing to donate supplies or volunteer expertise should call Joy Crum at 925-634-2589.
– Contributed by Sarah Singrin