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Rockingham County High Creates Gardens

Keystone Foods and other Local Businesses Collaborate with

Rockingham County High to Create Gardens


On Monday, April 6, students in Ms. Lynn Knight’s Agriculture classes at Rockingham County High (RCHS) received support from Keystone Foods and other local businesses on an early Earth Day Project.  This collaboration provided 25 students with raised garden beds and bags of compost to go in each garden.  To make these gardens possible, Ms. Jones’ RCHS Agriculture Mechanics class fabricated brackets to be used on raised plant beds. Keystone Foods furnished the lumber and the labor to put the beds together. Royal Oak Farms provided the compost material for the beds.  The compost material was made with the help of the solids that are pulled out of Keystone’s waste water facility. A1 Lawn Care provided the transportation of the compost material and Southern States provided the bags to put the compost material in.  With a lot of hard work, Keystone Foods and Ms. Knight’s agriculture class filled the bags with compost, filled their garden beds with compost and are now ready to plant their gardens!