Plano's Weekly Newsletter

March 20, 2015

How to Make a Garden Out of a Garbage Can

Why Need One?

Growing a garden when you're in a wheelchair can be difficult. It's not easy to reach down and dig a hole for your seeds, so this efficiently raises the height of the soil. This wonderful thing a garbage garden, and I'll show you how to make one in 4 easy steps!


First of all, you need a garbage can. One that can hold soil and one with the height of your wheelchair.

Secondly, make a few holes on the bottom to let extra water drain out. You can use a knife to make these. You can do the next step before this, but there will be no difference.

Next, you can add the soil. Fill it up to about 3/4 to 4/4 full. Any type of soil will do.

Finally, grow whatever you want in this nice and easy garbage can! You can leave it outside for sunlight, but make sure that a garbage truck doesn't mistaken this for garbage!

Picture on the left: Potatoes growing in a garbage can.

Basketball Game

St. Raphael for the win!

Come cheer for our high school girls' basketball game. Don't forget to bring money to buy from the concession stands. No need to contact anyone, just show up (RSVP is not required). Go St. Raphael!

When: February 5, 2004 from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.

Where: St. Raphael High School at New York City, New York

A Cure for Homelessness

Dear Thomas,

I've been wondering... How do you find happiness if you are homeless? What do you have if you are homeless like me? And how will my parents be there to help me reach my goals?

I understand that someday I will forget about the fire and continue on with my life, but when? And how? It keeps sticking to my mind like extra, unnecessary toppings on a pizza. I can't continue on with my life without pain. Please help me figure out what I'm missing.

Sincerely, Lonnie C. Motion

Dear Lonnie,

You can get happiness from anyone. That includes anyone that cares for you, talks to you, or makes you feel good. Anyone like your friends, Miss Edna, or Lily can help you forget about the fire and dilute the pain. You're not homeless when you are with them and when you have a safe place to live in. Also you might need a little patience along with that.

Think about good things. Do good things. Several things can help. And like many people, you can still be a great person in life if your parents died. You have nothing to worry about, Lonnie.

Sincerely, Thomas Kung