This Saturday at 10 a.m. students, staff and volunteers at Castlemont High School will have a work party to restore the school’s garden, which has lain dormant for a number of years.

The workers will restore the greenhouse and knock down weeds that have overtaken the garden’s 37 raised beds and 16 fruit trees.

Malcolm Hoover, director of the Castlemont’s after school program has big plans for the garden which include a pond and several benches.

“We’ll turn it into an organic garden that kids can feed their families from. Hopefully, some of the food will be used in the school salad bar. Eventually, we’ll have an organic farm stand,” Hoover said.

The school recently won a $2500 grant from UC Davis that will fund the project.

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