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Eagle Scout improves garden area at Tower Heights

CHS junior cleaned, painted and purchased items to improve Tower Heights' garden space

Two years ago, seventh graders in Mrs. Fritz’s science class at Tower Heights Middle School researched real-world problems, such as plastics in our oceans, and decided to start a local initiative by creating a composting club at their school.

Fast forward to March 2020, when schools closed for the pandemic and the then-eighth graders were not on-site to keep the garden beds and composting bins clean and usable.

Jacob Morrison, a junior at Centerville High School and a former student of Mrs. Fritz,’s, noticed that the area was deteriorating. He was working toward his Eagle Scout rank and contacted Mrs. Fritz to see if he could help. Jacob not only cleaned up the area, but painted the shed, purchased two new garden beds (which brought their total to four), shovels and gloves, installed rain barrels for an irrigation system, and made the area ready for new planting in the spring using the material from the compost bin.

Jacob is pictured here with Tower Heights Principal Clint Freese.