Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mt. Tipton School Panther Garden

A dream became reality when the students at Mt. Tipton School completed their year-long project of an outdoor community garden boasting six raised bed gardens. With help and supervision from their teacher, the students built each garden with hundreds of hand-painted bricks and hauled the mulch to fill them. Then with advice from two master gardeners from the University of Arizona extension in Kingman, the students planted broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage from seed.

Here are pictures I took one month after completion of the beds.
raised bed garden

raised bed garden

Then a little more than a year after that, the school held an Earth Day Fair. That's when I took these pictures. There is a life-size chess-board with two- foot tall chess pieces. The centerpiece of the garden is a Panther fountain. This metal sculpture was designed, built and donated by local metal artist Shane Robinson.
life size chess board

panther garden

Metal Art Panther designed by Shane Robinson

This is where it all begins, in the classroom.
In the classroom

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