LSRV Community Garden
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The grant has 2 components that will need lessons. Greenhouse and garden. Anything from nutrition to fertilizer types.
Community involvement is a core, but I do not see an issue there!
Location of garden Field south of school, along the west edge, out of the way of football and PE about 20’ wide, 150 long. Hydrant on north edge for irrigation. Coach P can run irrigation lines
Raised beds seem the best itea. 5” wide by 15 long. Treated lumber, 2X12”?
Some ground beds for the squash, corn etc.
Fencing is included in grant. Needs to be at least 5’ high to keep most deer out.
Donated materials(in kind funds allow more purchase)
Coach P has worked with the county and has topsoil. Somebody got a big Swede as my grandma used to call them(manure pile)
Hoses, sprinklers tools can be purchased
The grant has funds for a greenhouse roughly 10x15’ 6 ft walls that will be on campus. East of library on concrete slab. The more donated items we get the bigger the greenhouse can be.
That will need:
Maybe some bed heaters, solar powered.
Coach P has water and electricity taken care of.
What I envision is a group that takes the reigns on this. I will do the ordering and keep track of the lessons and such in an online database. Volunteer hours, are also key. So time you spend working in this let me know. STEM can do the greenhouse,along with other classes. Suggestions? Volunteer for some aspect?
I have materials lists and such from the one we did in Craig. If you want to see it is at the middle school in between the wings in the courtyard. I had 6 raised beds, 10 ground level beds
We also composted lunch materials for fertilizers. A composting system is included in grant.
The raised beds were 4’ wide by 16 long. The ground beds varied. There were old water troughs that had strawberries and tomatoes, peppers, , tractor tires with squash and pumpkins and some others with corn etc. We also planted to apple trees.
What I learned, raised beds are a bunch of cost,a pain to fill with dirt and move, but nice for weeding and care etc.
Ground beds more bang for the buck, but weed creeping in the edges was a pain. A rototiller is a must(we have that in the budget)
What I had written in the grant, was elementary, MS and HS is involved in some way shape or form. The community and school gets the harvest. We did salsa and and chips in Craig. Fresh veggies at lunch on burgers and the salad bar.Donated lots to the community food bank.
Click this link to a form to volunteer or donate CLICK HERE