Building Gardens, Growing Community

Posted by: Kay Sherwood on 4/30/12 10:11 AM

Thank you to all those volunteers from NOLS who came out to Ft. Washakie last Friday to help out with the Earth Day Community Garden Outreach event! Battling through 40 mph winds which made earth moving all the more challenging, we worked alongside students from the local Charter School, Boces Green Construction and the Pathfinder High School, to build over 600 feet of perimeter fencing and 300 feet of raised beds. It was truly an incredible effort!

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Fred Groenke, Director of the Wind River Native Science Field Center, and the mastermind behind the project, expects the gardens to be used and appreciated by the community, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness surrounding healthy diet and lifestyle. We were so pleased to be able to support this mission, and hope to see the fruits and vegetables of our labor come summertime!

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We would like to give a special thanks to the following for their support: The Noble Kitchen, NOLS transportation, The Gourmet Gulch, Bread Board, The Cooking Crow, Apple Valley Market, Mr. D's and Safeway

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Julie, Kay and Dave

Rocky Mountain and Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Interns