Kindergarten Kinder Garden
In our ongoing efforts to reduce waste, La Loma will often save unwanted plants from our project sites. We pot them up and nurture them until we find another more suitable use for them. Doing this keeps perfectly decent plants out of the waste stream while sequestering carbon. Recently, we offered these plants to schools or non-profits and Sam contacted us for her project at Glen Oaks Elementary. Over several weeks we loaded up her station wagon with agapanthus and fortnight lilies. The plan for the school was to create a “Kinder Garden” play area out of an ivy cloaked, muddy, and nearly forgotten spot. The parents worked tirelessly digging holes and ripping out ivy. When the ground was leveled and suitable for planting, they installed the plants La Loma donated, laid out stepping stones, a bench, and a statue of the school’s mascot. Out of that unused space they created a beautiful, shaded garden perfect for the kindergarten class to use as a learning center and play area.
Sam let us know that ‘This garden would not have been possible without La Loma.’ We hope the kids of Glen Oaks will have many great memories of their new garden for years to come!
If you have a nonprofit or educational institution you would like us to consider donating some of our nursery plants to, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We currently have a supply of iris, liriope, aloe, agave americana, agapanthus, camillia, mondo grass, birds of paradise, boxwood, fortnight lily, jade, azaleas, various roses, boston fern and society garlic.