This week I had the pleasure of meeting with a few of the staff and students at Abraxas High School in Poway,CA. They shared with me their mission of student engagement, sustainability, and hands on skill building. In the last two years they have taken over a corner of the campus with their school garden, composting, and construction programs. The students constructed the raised planter beds and have recently formed and poured an expansion where the fish waste serves as fertilizer for their abundant vegetable garden.
This motivated group of students and teachers do not plan on stopping there – next month starts their school lunch composting program, and vermicomposting.
In the last year they were able to donate several hundred pounds of fresh produce to local causes. They aspire to expand their vegetable garden and fruit tree inventory and perhaps host a neighborhood farmer’s market where the students can learn entrepreneurship. The video they made in September shows the garden in full bloom (below). Congratulations to the staff and students of Abraxas. I am excited to see where your journey takes you in the coming years.