On Friday, Nov. 23, two students and a community volunteer came to Coventry High School to assist in the construction of the Coventry High School Community Garden.
Dan Balcom, a recent graduate, Ben Desjarlais, a CHS student and member of BSA Troop 1 Coventry and Jim Martin, former Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 1 Coventry assisted Science teacher Peter Stetson in the construction of several raised beds that will be filled with soil, followed by vegetable and flower plants come the spring and summer.
The entire project was funded through the Coventry Public Education Fund Grant for which Stetson applied last spring. It will involve several groups at the high school and within the community. Gene Dufault’s Woodworking class cut out the garden bed forms and Steson's Envirothon club will be planting the seedlings and checking the soil. Stetson is also currently working on a DonorsChoose.org project to fund the purchase of soil test kids for his students.
Western Coventry and Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle schools also host growing locations that benefit the Coventry Community Garden that is located in front of the Town Hall Annex on Flat River Road.