Susan DiStefano has been busy with the school garden project at Del Rey School. Read below to learn of the progress and what is to come. Yet another reason we can’t wait for covid restrictions to be lifted will be to get working on site.
“I met with Andrew and some Scouts last week at the garden. They cleaned out all the beds of weeds and plants. We decided to build a larger bed instead of using what is there. The existing beds are only 1’ wide. I felt like we would be wasting funds to just plant one plant right next to the other and so on......not a good design.
I got in touch with another scoutmaster, Jeremy, the scout leader of troop 303. He met me at the school yesterday to talk about building the new bed as a community service project. Fortunately for us, he’s also an architect. He’s going to price it out. I’m pretty confident that he’ll do it.
We are going to have to get volunteers to take out the remaining beds. Once the union approves outside contractors to put down gopher netting and gravel, we can get that work done first. After that, the bed gets built and the B&B garden can be planted.
This has been an involved process but a worthwhile one. I am meeting with Principal Kirsten Theurer and the garden committee this Wednesday to give them an update.
I’ve been busy propagating hundreds of seedlings for our plant sale and for the school gardens. Once our big garden project is finished, I’d like to work on getting the greenhouse moved to the vegetable garden at Miramonte.”