Ladybug flight marks inauguration
A mere red ribbon wasn’t enough to honor and inaugurate Haldane School Garden’s new Education Shed on May 30 — so the committee released 500 bright-red ladybugs instead.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Haldane School Foundation, Haldane School Garden is now home to a cedar-sided walk-in shed that does justice to the beauty of its surroundings. Additional matching funds were raised by a PTA fundraising dance, an artisan seed packet sale, and donations from the entire community.
Replacing a weather-worn plastic contraption, the new shed provides ample storage and creates a central hub where garden information and projects are easily available to all. The interior makes organization a cinch.
The shed was built by Custom Forest Products Inc. over a simple foundation of cement pavers in mid-October 2013. Jennifer Zwarich and John Wayland donated a new window, while labor to build out the interior was done by Paul Henderson and John Hedlund. The project was overseen by Kory Riesterer and Beth Sigler with support from the garden committee.
Photo courtesy HSF