Local high school seeking support for school garden

Local high school seeking support for school garden

NEGAUNEE — Breaking ground in the winter season is a difficult task, but students at Negaunee High School are doing just that.

Negaunee High School’s Environmental Science class has cleared and leveled off ground to begin building a school garden.

Environmental Science Teacher, Todd Backlund said, “At the beginning of the project the students designed what they wanted to do, what they wanted the area to look like. We have Moyel’s Excavating donate their time to come in and level off the ground for us. So we are very thankful to them. Now the students have taken the next step and set up donorchoose pages and gofundme pages. Kind of, we are asking for the communities support and hoping the project moves forward.

The garden area will provide a place for students to learn methods of testing soil and grow crops using a hands–on approach. The class is asking for the communities help in supporting their garden project.

Negaunee High School Senior, Samantha Richards said, “Donate money, donate supplies, donate their own efforts. Anything would be taken and appreciated.”

If interested in helping support the school’s garden project you can visit gofundme.com/garden4education, the donorschoose.org page, or you can contact Mr. Todd Backlund at 906-475-7861 or by email at todd.backlund@negauneeschools.org.

All funds will be used to help offset the costs of the materials associated with the garden.