Lowe'sToolbox for Education

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Is This Enough Wood, Boss?



This is the wood that will become a fence for our garden. Dale is passing on this donation of palettes from Blue Rhino. Wayne, Laurie, Martin and I pulled them apart and pulled out the nails. Now Dale will run them through the planer and apply the Salem Woodworking magic to it. This will eventually attach to the Moon Gate. Ashley supervises from Washington.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mystery of the Poker Chips
















Laura Armstrong and the College students from Salem Bible College found thse poker chips while raking through the garden. Just how do you think they got there?

A New Flower!















We have new blooms on our azaleas in the Japanese Garden. Just think of how beautiful they will be in the spring!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Garden Goddess



This is our Garden Godess, Ashley Wagoner. She lives in Seattle, Washington, but she grew up in my neighborhood here in Winston-Salem, so a piece of her heart is here. Now a piece of her talent is here as well. Not only did she design the garden for us, but she rented the tractor and tilled the garden, got several donations for us and and made me work til 8 every night while she was here. Love Ya Ashley. We get so many complements every day, especially from the kids.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mr. Kevin and the 5th Grade YMCA save the day!



We only had one parent show up for the first workday, but with the help of Kevin Pichardo and his YMCA after school class, we were able to get several plants in the ground.









Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ground Breaking on the Japanese Garden!









Ashley shares her vision with big brother, Brandt.(left to right: Brant Deal, Ashley Wagoner, Wayne Uhrig)


































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Ashley tills the ground to get ready for the rocks and plants.


Everyone is excited about the garden. The students thought it was really neat to see a GIRL on a tractor! The students on the playground were eager to pose with Mrs. Wagoner for this photo.













Thursday, April 28, 2011

School Board Recognition




Diggs-Latham Elementary was recognized on April 26 for the Lowe's Toolbox Grant.




Pictured is Judy Uhrig with Toni Bigham, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education.




Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Global Gardens Grant

This grant will provide plants to decorate the interior of the school which will represent the different biomes of the world. Our students will research the plants and be able to identify where they are from and how they affect their ecosystem. They will also learn what it takes for the plants to survive, and how to take care of them. The other part of the grant will go toward the design and construction of a Japanese Garden, where classes may go to enter a different "world."