Lyndes, a Landscape Architect and an EHS Board member, is leading volunteers during the first phase of EHS's educational garden project at The 1883 Schoolhouse, home to the historical society and also a musuem.
EHS will used the raised beds to teach schoolchildren and the community about the history of floriculture and agriculture in Encinitas and profile the types of gardens the students at the 1883 Schoolhouse planted and tended.
The project is funded by a Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club grant. Thanks to AgriService for donating soil, Hunter Industries for donating irrigation system components, and Farmer D for providing the raised beds at reduced prices.
Laurel Mehl, owner of Coral Tree Farms, is partnering with CPA to identify heirloom plants for the raised beds. First to be planted? Chandler Strawberries, three kinds of beets (Albino White, Bulls Blood, and Early Wonder), and a pollinator garden to attract pollinators that will help the garden grow. Photos courtesy of Adrian Spector