Students from the King’s Academy, a private Christian school in Richmond, have launched a fundraising campaign to build a community Earth Box vegetable garden on the school grounds. “The King’s Garden” will be a collaborative effort between students from the school, and local area home school students.
Earth Boxes are high-tech growing systems that control soil conditions and more than double the yield of a conventional garden. “The purpose of the garden is to teach students valuable life and science skills, said Julie Savage, a parent volunteer. “The garden will encourage students to put down their electronic devices, get their hands dirty and learn about how they can serve others in their community” Savage said.
All of the fresh produce grown from the “The King’s Garden” will be donated to local community food outreach programs.
King’s Academy staff and students are asking the community to support their garden, so that they can begin planting this spring.
To learn more about the project and contribute online, readers can visit the school’s project page here: