Community Garden at Sally’s Y gets big boost from Boy Scouts
Thanks to Troop 80 of the Boy Scouts, the Community Garden, located at Sally’s Y, is moving forward with the building of the garden’s individual raised beds. Directed by Scout Master, Doug
Rohr, along with assistants Jeff Twiford, Walt Perryman and Art Hilgert, the scouts came to work on Saturday, June 9, dedicating their first weekend out of school to this worthy project.
Scouts advance in rank by performing community service projects.
This Troop has approximately 30 boys, from 11 to 17, meeting weekly throughout the school year and are under the Piedmont Counsel, Heartland District. These boys attend East Lincoln and
West Lincoln Middle and High Schools. Some will soon attend Summer Camp for scouting the end of June.
They were joined by adult volunteers who brought their Master Gardening expertise to the project. These experts are guiding the development and planning ideas for the new beds. Some of the beds will be ready for planting while others may be “prepped” for the August/Fall season.
Several beds will be initiated next week as the Summer Camp Kids of Sally’s Y plant the first seeds and take on the project of nurturing a garden. They will also get the chance to “Name the Garden.”
The garden itself still needs “seeds” from the community. Expansion is ready for soil, tools, fencing and a shed. If you wish to join the “CASTING YOUR SEEDS” campaign or have questions about getting involved, please contact Jo Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ron Bost: email@example.com; or Susan Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tax deductible contributions can also be sent to Sally’s Y: Community Garden Project, 1601 Forney Creek Road, Denver, 28037 to the attention of Jeff Townsend.