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Students’ hard work revives HS garden and greenhouse

students working hard to clean up the community gardenThanks to the hard work of students in the Internship program and School Store, the FPHS greenhouse was put back into action and the community garden space is once again clean, green and productive.

“The community garden had been resting for several years and needed a lift,” said business teacher Wendy Stokna. “The students worked to clean the space and decided to donate proceeds from store activities to install a fresh weed barrier, a cedar raised bed and compost bin.

“These students hope that future students can get their hands a little dirty, learn about teamwork and gain the endless skill and knowledge that come from involvement in the management of the community garden.

“The special project also involved planting, growing and labeling plants and hosting a small plant sale,” she added. “The students worked very hard on all aspects of the garden project, pushing its completion to beyond the end of the school year. Thank you to all in our school community for your support.”

students planting seeds into peat pots

student writing plant name on a white marker stick

seedlings growing in the greenhouse

plants grown from seed in pots in the greenhouse

raised cedar beds on top of black garden canvas

the planted garden looking great