Growing Minds: Installing An Educational Garden

I love a good success story, especially one that includes overcoming obstacles and coming out on top.  These are the stories that are a joy to publish.

Theresa Loe had been trying for three years to install a school garden at Center Street Elementary School in El Segundo, CA. In light of recent cutbacks she was hard pressed to find someone to step-up and help out.  She then found the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club who ended up coming through big time. Let his be lesson to all of us: never say die, never take no for an answer.

View the video below to see how it all came together, and be sure to visit Theresa’s blog, GardenFreshLiving.com , for her take on the day’s events.

Center Street School’s new garden from Borski Productions on Vimeo.

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One Response to Growing Minds: Installing An Educational Garden

  1. GardenFreshLiving.com says:

    Thanks so much for the feature post!

    One note: I can’t take credit for Kiwanis donation. They came to US! They happened to be looking for a new project to take part in and heard about our need. They contacted our principal asking if we would like their help. YOU BET WE WOULD! How about that for LUCK?! We had not even considered asking them because they have donated to us before and it didn’t feel right to ask for more.

    It just goes to show that if you put the word out there and leave no stone unturned, you never know what might come your way. The word spread about our garden and now other donations are coming in. Everyone is excited to help.

    I would recommend that any school garden project put a little extra effort into getting the word out to the community. You never know what it may lead to.

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