Spartan Seed to Feed, the Innovation Grant garden project under the direction of LMS teacher Marla Haugen, is underway! They are currently receiving welcome design help from WSU Landscape Architecture students in Professor Jolie's class. Marla originally envisioned having raised beds constructed and ready for fall planting, but the design collaboration with WSU will push the project to spring. In addition to her involvement in the planning and design process this fall, Marla is starting a Spartan Seed Garden Club. The club will have a hydroponic system courtesy of Joe Astorino at the Community Action Center, and flower bulbs to plant around the LMS campus.
At the garden site, a quad-trac tire procured by Craig Nelson is in place as a raised bed. As soon as donated compost arrives, it will be planted with radishes. Marla needs a wheelbarrow, and although some storage space at LMS has been allotted for gardening tools and supplies, a dedicated garden shed is on her wish list.