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Independence Leadership Academy students plant berries

Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 | Views: 837

Independence Leadership Academy students plant berries
PHOTO:
Local resident Lena “Gigi” Robbins, with Tiger Service Club members Ke’shundra Braxton, Andrew Echeveste, Kentrianna Woolridge, Allen Braase, Demyrien Irving, and Jade Wilson-Young.

Independence Leadership Academy’s Tiger Service Club members are learning about growing strawberries as part of their school beautification project.

Students recently planted strawberry plants in 6 beds located around the school grounds and flowers in another 4 planter boxes. Club members are responsible for daily watering and care of the plants.

In the early stages of growing strawberry plants, it is important to make sure the crown is not covered and that the plants get plenty of water.

Gigi, a native of Independence who grew up on a strawberry farm, passes on her knowledge and experience to future generations.

The Tiger Service Club is involved in many community service projects; not only at their school, but they have also taken on local and national projects. In addition to their school beautification project, the students recently sold BOO-grams to raise money that they are donating to a Houston School devastated by the recent hurricanes. They are also participating in the Tangi Food Pantry food drive between Thanksgiving and Christmas. These students are learning the joy of giving, as well as great life skills, through worthwhile projects.

Club sponsors are Ms. Sharon Philipson, Coach David Carmichael, Mrs. Haydee Culbertson and Mrs. Marilyn Vicknair.