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posted May 12, 2017, 1:59 PM by Kristin Hernandez
Students and staff standing in the Granite Hills school garden.

Students and staff celebrate the completion of the Granite Hills High School garden. 

Earlier this year, Granite Hills High School received a grant of $422.17 from the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium to be used to purchase soil, netting, trays, kneepads, and other gardening supplies for the GHHS garden and greenhouses. Since then, students have worked diligently to establish and maintain the garden and an environmental awareness club has formed on campus.

The gardening supplies were purchased at the Apple Valley Lowes, where the company’s Patrick Rock and John Flores created a list of supplies that would best fit the needs of the school garden. Rock also volunteered time to help students prepare the garden area and properly plant the seeds. Students from various programs and courses were involved in the project throughout its various stages.

“It was truly a collaborative effort,” Pamelia Chaires, GHHS teacher, said. “A huge thank you to the families in Ms. Spini’s class who donated additional items and to MEEC and Samantha Murray for their support in giving Granite Hills a vision of not just creating a garden, but an opportunity to promote inclusiveness through environmental stewardship and education.”