The BEETS: Not Just Gardeners

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13096″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]In addition to their culinary, resume designing, gardening, and teaching skills, the BEETS added construction to their accomplishments this month![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13094″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13098″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13103″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]For many, this was a new experience — but for others, their skill at construction earned them the nickname Drill Sergeant (we appreciate the pun).[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13106″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13097″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Though the planter was complete, the work was not done yet![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13101″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13104″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13100″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13099″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]All in all, it was another productive day outside for the BEETS![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We want to give a special thanks to Broadmoor Landscape Supply in South San Francisco for donating the compost, to Ashby Lumber for donating the lumber, and to U-Haul for donating a truck for the afternoon.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]