Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops start vegetable garden project
What started out as an idea to teach children where vegetables come from has sprouted into a full-scale garden project for a group of Scouts.
Scout mom Amber Webster said one day she went to Ace Hardware in San Diego Country Estates and saw the bare spot of land in front of the store.
“I had this vision. I took the idea and I ran with it,” she said.
Webster decided a vegetable garden would beautify the land and would provide a project for Boy Scout Troop 691 from Ramona Lutheran Church and Cub Scout Pack 679 from Barnett Elementary School.
With help from some community members, the Scouts are ready to begin digging. And they are also hoping for sponsors.
The Scouts will put together planter boxes for the vegetable plants. Sponsorships are $50 a box and sponsors may have their name on the box, if they want, said Webster.
Ralph Peebler, co-owner of Ace, is donating the 20- by 25-foot space for the garden, along with plants and water for irrigation.
“It’s great,” Peebler said of the idea. “That’s our number one department in the store. It will be good to see it progress. It will be good for everyone.”
Carlos Guzman of Carlos Contracting in Ramona is contributing his services to help set up the garden, and Scott’s Potting Soils is donating the soil.
The Scouts plan to grow a variety of vegetables and hold a “veggie sale” to raise money for Scouting activities. Anyone interested in sponsoring a planter box or donating to the garden project may contact Webster at 760-612-3211.
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