Evelyn Bachman – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS agriculture classes are starting a new project called the Corral. The project entails creating a garden in the pasture closest to the bus loop.
Agri-Technology 1 and 2 students will be working on the garden and Horticulture will assist. They will start setting up raised garden beds this month and the plants will be planted in March. They also plan to planting an orchard, but that will not be complete until 2021.
They will work on the project when supplies and funding are available, so the process will take time. Students are working with community gardener Mack Lessing, who is assisting in helping design the garden as well as testing the soil.
Agri-tech students worked in November to lay the ground cover cloth. This is the first step in raising the bed. In January and February, they will work on the frames for the raised beds. All their hard work is completed during each class period.
Over the summer, they will have a garden manager to make sure that everything in the garden is running smoothly. This summer, sophomore Madison Hartwig was elected to the post.
Sophomore Kylee Carson said, “I’m very excited to be given an opportunity to show what we can do and express our creativity, which is an aspect of Horticulture.”