Eastside Garden Volunteer Day

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Eastside Garden Volunteer Day

Time: April 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus
Street: 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd
City/Town: Austin
Phone: 512-569-0595
Event Type: volunteer, day
Organized By: Nicole Welling
Latest Activity: Mar 16

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Join Eastside students and community members on April 12th as we break ground on our courtyard garden project. We will be installing water harvesting containers, building keyhole style raised beds, and building a pergola shade structure. Our volunteer day will run from 10 am to 2 pm. Refreshments provided.

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Comment by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro on March 16, 2014 at 2:09pm

Best of luck!!! Share photos if you're able - we'd love to see!

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