School garden grows through community partnerships
Several gardens at Gloria Marshall Elementary School in Spring have popped up with the help of volunteers and local businesses.
The Home Depot in Magnolia donated enough lumber to build 10 raised gardens. Store manager Jody Raburn heard about the school's plan to build gardens from one of the store associates who volunteers at Marshall.
“The Home Depot prides itself on service in our community so when we heard about the need, we went about organizing. We are very grateful to be able to be of service for such a great school,” Raburn said in a press release."
Fourth graders have started planting vegetables, some of which were donated by Bonnie Plants, and The Scotts Company donated 270 bags of soil.
Students will track the growth and graph the water and plant cycles. After the vegetables grow, the students hope to sell them in order to fund a celebration at the end of the school year.
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