Keystone Foods and other Local Businesses Collaborate with
High to Create Gardens
On Monday, April 6, students in Ms. Lynn Knight’s Agriculture
classes at Rockingham County High (RCHS) received support from Keystone Foods
and other local businesses on an early Earth Day Project. This collaboration provided 25 students with
raised garden beds and bags of compost to go in each garden. To make these gardens possible, Ms. Jones’ RCHS
Agriculture Mechanics class fabricated brackets to be used on raised plant
beds. Keystone Foods furnished the lumber and the labor to put the beds
together. Royal Oak Farms provided the compost material for the beds. The compost material was made with the help
of the solids that are pulled out of Keystone’s waste water facility. A1 Lawn
Care provided the transportation of the compost material and Southern States
provided the bags to put the compost material in. With a lot of hard work, Keystone Foods and
Ms. Knight’s agriculture class filled the bags with compost, filled their garden beds with compost and are now ready
to plant their gardens!
Rockingham County Schools
511 Harrington Highway | Eden, NC 27288
Phone: (336) 627.2600
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