Logan high school students build equipment for Kane Street Community Garden
Students built 2 outdoor vegetable cleaning stations
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Students in the Logan High School technology and engineering department have donated their time and technical skills back to the community.
Staff at the Kane Street Community Garden needed outdoor vegetable cleaning stations built to clean the freshly harvested vegetables in the fall. The stations can also be used in the spring to place plants on while watering them before planting.
Logan High School students designed and built two 4’x8′ stations, made of treated 2 x 6’s and 4 x 4’s with a screen running across the top to allow water and dirt to fall through.
Money for the project came from student and community donations.
“One of our goals is to be a catalyst for mutually beneficial community partnerships,” said Logan High School technology and engineering teacher Steve Johnston. “Community engagement is a vital part of a truly successful school. Projects like this help students build and maintain relationships with the community while showing them their work can make a difference to others.”
The first program initiated by The Hunger Task Force, the Kane Street Community Garden on average produces 25,000 – 30,000 pounds of fresh, organically-grown vegetables each year.