There’s an impressive community garden underway at the corner of Masten and Best. Situated directly across the street from City Honors, the garden features a storage and compost area, permeable concrete, a vegetable buffer and beds, tool storage, rain barrels and a rain garden. The project is a City Honors school based community garden, and while the aesthetic component is already doing wonders for the neighborhood, it will ultimately be the on-site activity as well as the education-based components that will really be inspiring.
First of all, the community garden will draw students from across the street into the neighborhood. The added activity alone will be a welcome sight, not to mention that the students will be getting a good dose of outdoor activity. Ultimately, the hands-on experience will teach the students myriad values related to the environment, sustainability and healthy eating. Think of it as an outdoor classroom. I can’t say enough regarding the positive nature of this initiative. It’s a real eye-catcher from the street, while the educational benefits will be a ripple effect for years and years to come.
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