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Sycamore Creek charter school plants roots in Huntington Beach with new gardens

Sycamore Creek Community Charter School in Huntington Beach introduced two new edible gardens — or at least their infrastructure — on Sunday, thanks to a $4,500 grant from Home Depot’s Team Depot Foundation.

Community members gathered over the weekend at the school on the Ocean View School District’s Oak View campus to work alongside Home Depot volunteers to install irrigation, gopher and weed screening, planter box designs and soil in the first phase of the “edible schoolyards” project.

Third- through sixth-graders will install the planters as part of their classes in the next few weeks. The gardens will grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and more.

“We don’t yet have a date for Phase 2 but just plan to continue working on things as more grants and donations come in,” said Rebecca Hendrickson, a parent volunteer at Sycamore Creek Community Charter School, which opened in September. “We are grateful to have the basic garden infrastructure in place, thanks to the generosity and help of the team at Huntington Beach’s Warner Home Depot.”

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