Trevor and I built garden beds out of cedar planks that were 25 ft long by 4 ft wide and 4 inches tall. These new beds will be used to plant things like lettuce and marigolds. We plant marigolds to keep away certain types of bugs that eat up plants and destroy the crop. The type of bugs that we want to keep away are nematodes and sometimes tomato worms.
We give the lettuce to the kitchen here at Phoenix School so that the kitchen can use it in the salad bar. I like to eat at the salad bar when the hot lunch options do not sound good.
We also build garden beds to keep the plants and flowers we plant from spreading to the walkways. It also keeps us from accidentally hitting the plants with the weed-eater.