Congratulations to SCS alumni, 15 year old Rohan Jhingan of Boy Scout Troop 754, for completing his Eagle Project with the Garden!
Rohan and his team built the highly anticipated ALUMINUM GREENHOUSE for the Garden’s Edible Lab. Equipped with full climate control instrumentation, the greenhouse will make possible year-round production of produce, allow the Garden the capability to supply freshly grown produce to MANNA, our local food bank, as well as flexibility and access for our teachers to teach curriculum related to planting.
Additionally, Rohan and his team mulched part of the hillside Native Landscape Observatory and planted native Matilija poppies to beautify the area.
Rohan raised $3,383.57, plus $50 of his own fund, to finance his effort. Rohan was also successful in obtaining support from the local businesses with: $50 gift card for materials from Home Depot, 5 cases of water from Hollywood Storage, 2 dozen bagels over 2 days from New York Bagel Company, 10 pizzas over 2 days from Dominos, 2 days of coffee from Starbucks, and 7 dozen donuts from Spudnut Donuts (that’s a lot of donuts!!)
A total of 103.25 hours was spent by Rohan for the planning and preparation of his project, with an additional 416 hours of work provided collectively by Rohan and his recruited team of volunteers to complete the project.
This charming new structure will help elevate our vegetable growing experience to the next level for the students and the community we serve for years to come. We applaud Rohan for his accomplishment, making a meaningful contribution to the community, and achieving the highest scout honor of Eagle.