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Inspirada installs gardens at Liberty High School

Posted at 11:46 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 02:46:55-04

Henderson community Inspirada installed gardens at Liberty High School last week.

It was part of a partnership with Green Our Planet, a nonprofit conservation organization.
Inspirada builder representatives Suzan Pugh with Beazer Homes, Brian Kunec, Kaitlyn Lane and Rob McGibney with KB Home, Kathy Hilty and Adrian Gonzales with Pardee Homes and Matt Clinger, Shelly McWilliams and Lindsay Shepard with Toll Brothers commemorated the partnership by installing and planting soil into garden beds alongside fellow Liberty students.

The collaboration also includes Michelle Kenwood, teacher with Liberty High School who leads the gardening program on campus, as well as gardening experts from Garden Farms of Nevada who provided the plant and food for the beds, which features peas, radishes, green beans, red chard and sunflowers.
Over the course of the school year, volunteers from all five Inspirada builders, Beazer Homes, Century Communities, KB Home, Pardee Homes and Toll Brothers, as well as select students will attend monthly garden team meetings to track the progress of their plants.

Students will learn how to identify their plants' nutritional and environmental values, proper irrigation techniques, economic impact, as well as financial ways to benefit from the fruits of their labor, including selling them at pop-up produce markets hosted at Liberty High School.