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Henry C. Lea Elementary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Land Beautification and Cultivation
Budget: $550

Henry C. Lea is a pre-K through 8th grade elementary school in West Philadelphia with 400 students, ages 4 to 14. Lea students often enter the school with little experience in the natural world due to the dense urban environment in which they live.

Our Green Plan: We will build six raised beds made of wood from local suppliers. Beds will have gravel at the bottom and the rich Fairmont Park soil on top. Rain barrels will be installed free from the Philadelphia Water Department to ease watering. The existing garden will also receive several tomato plants and cages for cultivation. To adopt a garden plot, students with their teacher, parents or caretakers will be required to help build the raised beds, be current members of the Lea Home, School and Community Association (a.k.a. PTA) and willing to help during periodic work days for the entire garden. Before and after photographs will be taken and throughout the seasons to show the garden’s progress Lea students will write short descriptions of what they have done and learned about plants for display inside on the school’s bulletin boards.

Goal Achieved!
119 Recyclebankers have donated $550.00 to Henry C. Lea Elementary so far!