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Green Teen Garden Project Gets Ready for the Summer

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by Cupertino_Library

The Cupertino Library’s Green Teen Garden Project is now in it’s 3rd month and going strong!

Filled with a mixture of healthy gardening soils(donated from Yamagami’s Nursery), our duel-raised garden beds are beginning to blossom with plant life.  For the summer months, the library’s Teen Volunteers decided to plant a variety of vegetation that includes:

--Lettuce (Bibb, Simpson, and Rouge)

--Cucumbers                                                                                                                                                                                      

--Peppers (California)                                                                                                                                                                                         

--Tomatoes                                                                                                                                                               

--Easter Radishes     

--Cilantro                 

--Basil

With assistance from the City of Cupertino’s Public Works Department a new irrigation system was installed.  The new system is fully equipped with distribution tubing that runs underground and up into both of the raised garden beds. Attached drip-lines dispense water to the plants in order to help ensure the formation and growth of firm, healthy roots.

Teen Volunteers are responsible for the daily upkeep and maintenance of both plant life and the entire garden area. Recently, red mulch was spread throughout the fence-enclosed garden to help keep the soil moist as well as create an eye-catching landscape.

Next time you are at the Cupertino Library, be sure to stop by the courtyard to see this fully functioning, self-contained garden that is being run by our awesome Green Teen Volunteers.   

The Library staff and the teen volunteers would like thank the Friends of the Cupertino Library for their funding and support of this project.

All food grown is being distributed to the:

West Valley Community Food Pantry                                                                                                                                                          10104 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-8033

http://www.foodpantries.org/li/west_valley_community_services_95014

 

 

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