On Saturday, September 8th, 2012, Starbucks employees, and teens from Washington High School came out to help CommunityGrows get Rosa Parks Elementary School gardens ready for the fall semester. Lead by crew leader and Starbucks ambassador, Jeremy Siemens, the employees helped prune and glean the garden and get beds ready for planting. Washington High School teens worked primarily in the lower teaching garden weeding, turning the soil and composting. The Rosa Parks parents team of carpenters came out to shore up the chicken coop and put on a new roof. Also joining us that day was our new garden assistant, Ezekiel McCarter, who will be working at Rosa Parks, helping maintain and assist the teachers using the lower garden. Ezekiel is a graduate of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) Program and we are thrilled to have him as an employee.