Student Eagle Scout project benefits all
“I saw this project as an opportunity not only to help beautify part of my school but to make it more accessible for all of my peers, including those with disabilities.” -Sam Sands
Sam's service project was to improve the accessibility of the gardens at Holmes Junior High School. The raised gardens (a previous Eagle Scout Service project) were built to follow the specifications required for ADA compliance. The ground surrounding the raised gardens was previously dirt, which became mud during the winter and allowed excessive weeds to grow year round. The project goals were to remove the weeds, dig out four inches of dirt, and replace with decomposed granite. While properly compacting the decomposed granite and making sure that the grade was never more than 2%, the area is now safe for every single person to visit and utilize these gardens.