When the Students Teach: A New Garden at OPRF

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By Dave Coulter

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It was a nice diversion for (another) rainy morning to go visit the new herb garden built by the OPRF Environmental Club.  I was impressed and inspired.  

On display were some solidly built raised beds, filled with new plants.  The mixture of herbs and vegetables are, like all of us, well watered and looking forward to the sunshine of summer. Nearby were a pair of rain barrels colorfully painted.  Someday, it will stop raining and those barrels will really come in handy! 

The work of these students is a good reminder that Memorial Day is the traditional planting time in the Chicago area. So never fear, if you haven't put out your own vegetables, herbs and flowers yet you're right on time.  And if you need a little inspiration (and who doesn't?) the work of these students should provide a cornucopia of that as well! 

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Dave Coulter  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 12:29 PM

They did a great job. I'm sure it will be productive for many years to come!

E  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 12:27 PM

Very nice!

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