Luther Burbank High School conducted it’s very own school garden clean up on Saturday March 21st, 2015. It began with collaborative efforts from staff, students, and community partners. The clean up involved students from the various clubs on campus. In addition, members from Americorps and students from Sacramento State University assisted with the clean up.
The clean up was very labor intense because the area had not been maintained for approximately 2 or more years due to lack of funding. Once the school had funding, one of Burbank’s finest and most dedicated teachers accepted the responsibility of working with the students to build a productive garden. Many of the students participating were seniors; therefore, working on the garden and leaving a mark at the school is important to them. The garden is a way to teach students about healthy living and gardening will teach students life skills.
After all the hard work, at the end of the day, the clean up was a success. The retired Agricultural building that had been used as a storage was transformed into an onsite garden center. The green house had been transformed into modern day operations with an aquaponic system.
Lastly, the items grown in the garden will be sold in the near future to members in the community.