There’s a new orchard of 18 fruit trees at Hidden Valley.
Primary graders helped plant these saplings last week, while 4th and 5th graders created vibrant artwork on wooden signs, naming the trees that will bear fruit in a few years — and for many years to come.
The project was done by volunteers with the non-profit Common Vision, which has planted such orchards at more than 250 California schools. It was spearheaded by Principal Gorton and parent volunteer Jennifer Shaw.
EcoMulch graciously donated the 10 yards of organic mulch. Common Vision did the work on faith that the Hidden Valley community would be able to generate the funds.
The committee is seeking monetary contributions to help pay for the $1,200 installation cost of these magnificent trees, and gratefully accept any amount you can provide as it continues efforts to invigorate our garden space, giving students an opportunity to have a hands-on sense of how their healthy food is grown.
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