Washington School News Update
Johnson Controls Help With Garden Project
Johnson Controls Helped With the Garden Project on May 6, 2015
Employees from Johnson Controls of Red Oak, helped put their donation of $1,000 and muscle power to work to help build a frame for another garden at Washington School. We started our raised bed garden last year with the $500 Grant from Hy-Vee. The students planted tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, and cauliflower last summer. They used the produce to help with the summer lunch program, and also enjoyed fresh cherry tomatoes into the fall. We plan on expanding on the project this summer and fall. The children loved growing their own food and learning about plants. We also have a flower bed in front of the building, and volunteers from Johnson Controls helped plant the flowers we got from the Red Oak PTO.