The Panther Patch is an existing garden space that was installed more than a decade ago. We hope that it will become a pollinator and bird sanctuary, but it is in need of a refresh.
We are planning on spending our seed funding on lumber to repair a few of the benches and raised beds. We will be spending a bulk of the money on soil and soil amendments, as well as new native, perennial plants.
Other potential projects include creating additional stepping stones with the students, a bird bath, a hook system on the wall to create an art gallery, and a removable white board so that classes can be held outdoors in the space.
We will be meeting again in March to tour the garden and assess what repairs are a priority. We will then meet to choose plants and schedule a planting day.
The school community will benefit from having a safe, outdoor meeting space for use both during school, as well as for after school programming.
Click on the photo below to see the team!