Capturing Rain From One of Our Sheds

Capturing Rain From One of Our Sheds
These copper rain gutters are beautiful and help harvest rainwater!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our First Donated Green House...

is in the planning phase! We met with the Director, Mary Kern, of the San Luis Obispo Montessori Children's School and came up with the location and dimensions for the soon to be green house. The green house will be approximately a 9' x 9' structure with a unique entryway which is the result of it being designed to fit the space that they have available. Ms. Kern is hoping to get some parent participation in the purchasing of some of the wood materials. We are also going to re-purpose some fence boards as exterior siding below the windows.

There is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding this first donated green house! Ms. Kern already has a garden at her school however without a green house last year they had to hand carry their tomato plant seedlings to her brother's green house. Needless to say she is very happy to have their own "Place to Grow" at their school!

In late February, the Montessori school children plant tomato seeds and then later sell the tomato plants as a fundraiser to support the school's art program. I can hardly wait to see this project to completion so look for updates and pictures with a ribbon cutting before Thanksgiving!

Dana O'Brien
A Place to Grow, Recycled Green Houses
805 704-1155