In addition to their culinary, resume designing, gardening, and teaching skills, the BEETS added construction to their accomplishments this month!
Our Rosa Parks Garden Educator Anna led the BEETS in the build, explaining about how ensure the wood was flush and how to properly use the drill.
For many, this was a new experience — but for others, their skill at construction earned them the nickname Drill Sergeant (we appreciate the pun).
Did you know that redwood is the best wood to use on raised garden boxes? It is less susceptible to rot and can last as long as 20 years.
Though the planter was complete, the work was not done yet!
The BEETS team then shoveled compost and soil and moved it into the newly finished planter box, in preparation for the following week’s community planting.
All in all, it was another productive day outside for the BEETS!