For the fourth year in a row, KidsGardening partnered with PT Holdings, a company based in Addison, IL, to build a school garden in the suburbs of Chicago as part of their Giving Back Initiative. This past Saturday, three members of the KidsGardening team headed out to North Elementary School in Villa Park, IL, to work with over 150 volunteers on a series of exciting projects.
Over the course of a morning, PT Holdings staff and members of the North Elementary School community built eight raised beds, twelve benches, a 7’x7’ storage shed, and a weather station. Volunteers also transplanted over 100 plants, and moved 9.5 yards of mulch, 8 yards of soil, 1 yard of gravel and ½ a yard of compost. Whew! It takes a lot of volunteer-power to make a school garden happen so quickly.
Check out some pictures of this fantastic event...
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- Why Every School Should Plant a Pollinator Garden
- North Elementary School Garden Build
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- Poetry in the Garden
- Prickly Palace: Growing Cactus from Seed
- Kids Are Dreaming Big
- Dream Gardens
- There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather
- Essential Kitchen Tools to Enjoy Your Garden