Over the past year, Life Scouts Josh Miner and Dallin Robins have lead Troop #228 in the design and construction of 24 raised vegetable beds in which Bounty Garden volunteers will grow fresh produce for the Food Bank.

On June 9th, Life Scout Matthew Bertha skillfully orchestrated the transportation and installation of the beds to their new home…  It was a long and hot day for the troop, and Matthew did a wonderful job of keeping the focus on task even though extremely hard soil caused a big change of plans!

Matthew (in uniform shirt) with the part of his team who stayed on site to cut gopher barrier while the other half went to retrieve the first load of beds.
Matthew and his team carrying the beds to their designated spots.
Due to unexpectedly hard soil conditions, the beds’ legs needed to be shortened on site.  Everyone pitched in to make the beds as level and secure as possible.
At the end of a long workday, it was a thrill to finally see all the beds in their places!
Our heartfelt thanks go to Josh, Dallin, Matthew, their families and their Troop for their long term commitment to helping establish The Bounty Garden.  Because of the wonderful spirit of Troop #228, these beds embody the incredible value of Community Service.
– Heidi & Amelia –