The Wedge at 214 Park Avenue

The Wedge at 214 Park Avenue

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vertical Strawberry Planters Built by NCSU Students

Although it's cold out and the fall season is coming to an end, there are still lots of fun projects being done at the garden. 

At the Wedge, we feel privileged to be supported by NCSU students on various projects. Elliot Holmes an Environmental Science major student and Connor Food Science major student built vertical strawberry planters on Saturday. We met Elliott at the pumpkin carving party and noticed on his resume he likes to build things. At the Wedge, part of our mission is to get underprivileged kids to eat fruits and vegetables. So we asked Elliott if he would be willing to build vertical strawberry planters.  Elliott went home, researched the project for two days and said, "I wanted to get back to you about the End of the Year project within a couple of days. We can definitely complete/build the strawberry garden stand." 

Elliott then recruited Connor to help him build the planters. They researched the planter, learned about it, went to Lowe's to pick up the items needed and were at the garden before 9am Saturday morning to get started. 

We are honored and grateful to have such wonderful students and responsible citizens of Raleigh help work towards our overall vision of growing a healthier neighborhood at the Wedge. 

Of course we can't do all this without help from community sponsors. The funding for the project came from Charles Pedro a new resident of the Triangle. Charles arrived in Raleigh in early August joined the Sierra Club and started to learn about the three cities. He now lives in Durham, but we won't hold this against him.  The design for the planters came from a blog Ruffles &  Truffles.

We can't thank all of you enough for all your support. 

Next step, get a little help from Haven House volunteers to plant strawberries in the planters. 

Shamsa Visone, Connor, Elliott Holmes & Charles Pedro

Elliott Holmes