PASO ROBLES — Big Creek Lumber’s school garden grant program will award garden bed grants to ten schools in the area. This is the third year of the program, grant applications were filled out in the fall and winners were selected to have kits delivered in the spring. The garden kits include redwood lumber courtesy of Big Creek Lumber, soil courtesy of Sun Land Garden Products and garden tools courtesy of Orgill. All kits are being delivered directly to the schools so they can assemble and use immediately.
On April 20 at 11 a.m. Virginia Peterson Elementary School in Paso Robles will receive the garden bed kits. As are part of Big Creek’s 70th Anniversary Celebration in 2016, a garden grant program was established to continue supporting school garden programs in the areas where Big Creek does business. The gardens utilize sustainably harvested redwood and are great learning tools for gardening and healthy lifestyles.