Thursday, May 24, 2012

Iselin Boy Scout working on his Eagle Project

"Hi my name is Patrick Brennan. I am currently trying to complete my Eagle Scout Service Project. But to do so I need to fund raise money to be able to buy the equipment I need to complete this."  That's the message on Patrick's fundraising website, which you can access if you click:

Patrick's project is to build a garden at Ross Street School #11 in Woodbridge, for the school to use in classes and to promote healthy eating.  The gardens, once established, will be used for the rest of this school year, but can be used again next year and in the years to come. Pat plans to complete his project as quickly as possible, so that the school has a chance to grow some vegetables this year -- he'll be putting together the raised beds, tilling and weeding an existing garden, cultivating the ground, and transplanting seedlings.  Anyone who is willing to volunteer for the construction and planting stage of the project, on the weekend of June 2 - 3,  can call Patrick Brennan at 732-283-9079.   But right now, his main concern is gathering the materials he needs; and that's where the fundraising website comes in.

"I'm going to build raised bed garden with water-resistant lumber," said Patrick.  "I need to get the lumber.  Top soil will be needed to fill gardens, and we will need seedlings because it's already too late in the season to start seeds for this year."  Patrick hopes to plant a variety of vegetables - cucumbers, tomatoes, zuchini, peppers, and string beans.  "People can donate money on the website, or they can donate materials.  For example, maybe if they have extra tomato seedlings, or a bag of top soil."

Patrick told me that the Principal of Ross Street School, Mrs. Hahn, is very positive and excited about the project.  She even has a gardening club organized of people who are willing to take it over and work on it during the summer, when school is not in session.  The produce grown during the summer will be donated to a food pantry.

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