SADD builds garden to promote community outreach

Work toward equality and social justice continues with Bedford middle school students.

The Students Against Destructive Decisions spent the late spring 2015 building raised-bed gardens in the Lurgio Middle School courtyard. The students identified helping the homeless and hungry population as a community service goal during the 2014-15 school year. They worked together to raise funds, build the wooden beds, haul in three cubic yards of loam and plant vegetables.

Since August, the students have been harvesting the vegetables and donating them to the Nashua Soup Kitchen. Produce included beans, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, basil and carrots.

Plans for the 2015-16 school year include continued outreach as well as adding a classroom-style area to the courtyard such as benches and a podium.