Summit House Seeks Volunteers for Building Wooden Garden Beds

Summit House Seeks Volunteers for Building Wooden Garden Beds

April 30, 2009

Volunteers from the seminary community are invited to help build wooden garden beds at Lowell Elementary School this Saturday, May 2, and next Saturday, May 9, 9-11 a.m. on both days. Volunteers on May 9 will also fill beds with compost and soil.

No experience is required. Construction will be under the supervision of a local contractor, and tools will be provided. Wearing gloves is encouraged. Volunteers should meet on the school playground at 18th and Prairie.

To build and fill garden beds on one or both days, contact the Pettigrew Heights community organizer and A Growing Place volunteer coordinator, Ande Nelson, by calling 336-2234 or e-mailing

For more information about A Growing Place or Summit House community development initiatives, contact Tim Olsen, Summit House Director of Operations, by calling 507-227-5919 or e-mailing

About A Growing Place
On April 15, more than 400 people (including 350 elementary students) celebrated the kick-off of A Growing Place, the new Pettigrew Heights teaching garden located at Lowell Elementary School in central Sioux Falls. The garden, initiated by Summit House at Sioux Falls Seminary, is an unique community-based partnership with the City of Sioux Falls, School Falls School District, Lowell Elementary PTA, Minnehaha County Extension, Volunteers of America, AmeriCorp/VISTA, and Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood Outreach. A Growing Place will be a safe place where children will be inspired to become better students and good neighbors.