Darnall Charter School- Planters/Garden
Our most recent partnership with Darnall Charter School’s Sustainability Club involved our assistance in donating the materials and building twelve planter boxes for the school garden. The intentions for the garden are to provide a site where the club can grow their own food and provide a healthy, organic, inexpensive and accessible food source for the cafeteria to distribute amongst students.
The project began with the donation of Redwood to be used to build the planters. Coastal Tree Care owner, Joseph, and a fellow team member volunteered their time on a Sunday to build the twelve planter boxes in the school courtyard, located between the classroom wings, where the students can easily access and tend to the garden. The 3’ x 9’ Redwood planter boxes each hold organic soil, mulch, and enough space for several rows of vegetable varieties, estimated to yield copious amounts of vegetables annually for student consumption.
We are excited to continue our partnership with the Darnall Charter Sustainability club, with future plans to plant a variety of fruit trees along the North end of the garden area. The trees, when in season, will provide fresh fruit for the cafeteria as a healthier and more sustainable alternative to our traditional American school lunch food. As we progress in 2019, we will continue to create new plans and projects that help our local schools and community attain more sustainable alternatives to our current systems in place.