Harbor Freight Tools Helps Spartanburg Kids Grow

Recently, Marilyn Burnett from the Spartanburg Day School (Spartanburg, SC) asked if Harbor Freight Tools would be willing to donate a 10’x12′ greenhouse to help their students– from kindergarten to the sixth grade– “in the study of plants, vegetables, nutrition, soil, water, and team work.” Additionally, the construction of the greenhouse kit is a service project for a team of volunteershelping a Boy Scout earn his Eagle.

greenhouse project base

Harbor Freight considered this a modest request for such a wonderful cause, responded immediately, and was soon rewarded with the pictures I’ve included in the post.

As reported by Marilyn:

“At 9:30a.m. Saturday morning, a small Eagle Scout team of volunteers gathered with Eagle Scout candidate, Elliott Cox, to erect the greenhouse behind the maintenance shed at school.This location was chosen for its proximity to electricity and the concrete pad on which it would rest until it is relocated later. It took all day, but they managed to get it constructed. It will stay on this spot until we re-locate our garden after the construction of the new tennis court complex this summer. greenhouse project - frame

There are temporary plans to plant seeds in flats with the sixth grade working with 3-year-old kindergarten class. Elliott and his team will also build seed flat tables to go inside the greenhouse for this purpose. If this project is successful, the seedlings will go home with the students. Next year, with a new garden in place, this greenhouse will help supply our garden with healthy plants to begin our new, and improved school garden.”

greenhouse project - finishing

I enjoy when stories such as Spartanburg Day School’s come across my desk. There is no price that can be placed on a child’s education and experiences. The feeling of knowing you’ve made a small contribution to that endeavor is just as priceless.

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