The Downey Legend

Future focus of the farm

Future focus of the farm

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

October 12, 2011

After a relaxing summer, a promising school year began with Mr. Houts’ and other staff members’ plans to make additions to the school farm.   Since last year, several changes and improvements were made. Over the summer, Mr. Houts installed an irrigation system which now provides water...

Botany hosts tomato and pepper sale

Wendy Mora

March 18, 2011

Botany put together a sale of pepper and tomato plants on Mar. 12, 19, and 26, from 8am to 3pm, at the north parking lot by the swimming pool. Each plant was sold for two dollars to fundraise money for equipment and future Botany classes. “My favorite thing about the sale today is seeing how interested...

Eco club and Pittinger plant for the planet

Members of Eco club along with the botany teacher, Mr. Pittenger work together to stir compos and soil together on Jan. 19.  The team came together to planet trees between the X and E bildings.

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

January 26, 2011

The devoted tree-huggers of Eco Club gathered at the garden after school to plant trees and tend to crops in their latest “green” project on Wednesday, Jan 5. The club’s weekly Wednesday meeting proceeded as usual; the club’s agenda was discussed and fundraising ideas were pitched. A handful...

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