Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2018

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Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain (LC/DBM) (ISSN 2150-9093), is published monthly by Landscape Communications, I nc. 14771 Plaza Drive, Suite A, Tustin, California, 92780 Phone: 714-979-5276; Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9170). Copyright 2018 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed Landscape Contractors free of charge. Others: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada, 12 issues, $34 .95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LC/DBM at or 714-979-5276 ext. 127. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. >> When the Annunciation Orthodox School, a private elementary and middle school in Houston, Texas, was in need of a new land - scape and irrigation system, Moss Landscaping stepped up to the challenge. The company do - nated all work hours and materials in order to provide the school with everything it needed for its outdoor environment. However, one special part of the project was several years in the making. In 2014, a group of students and the principal of Annunciation Orthodox School toured anoth - er local institution, Berry Elementary School, and marveled at the building's green roof, on which fruits and vegetables were grown. The administration began planning for a similar fea - ture that would allow students to gain knowl- edge and practical skills. Four years later, Moss Landscaping installed a rooftop herb garden for Annunciation Orthodox School. According to Ashley Olmstead, marketing director at Moss Landscaping, "Gardens provide an amazing op - portunity for education, and we were so happy to be a part of this wonderful project!" Moss built the garden to provide an out - door classroom for the school's Seed-to- Plate Nutrition Education program. The chef-inspired program teaches children how to grow, harvest and cook their own food. This experience helps students learn cooking techniques, nutrition awareness and skills that empower them to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves. The herbs, fruits and vegetables planted in the garden include parsley, thyme, basil, lavender, squash, gar - lic, spinach and so many more edible plants. Additionally, Moss incorporated a butterfly garden for the students to learn about pol - linators as well. The plants included in this section, Mexican Butterfly Weed, Rudbeckia, Milkweed and varieties of Salvias, blend in among the edible plants in the garden. The garden was completed in August, just in time for students to return to school for a new year of learning about food and nutri - tion in their rooftop garden. LC DBM If you have a project where landscape services were donated pro bono, you can submit your Off the Clock proposal to: or call Allie Lapporte at (714) 979-5276 x139. Story Ideas? Left The Rooftop Herb Garden at Annunciation Orthodox School in Houston, Texas, donated and installed by Moss Landscaping, serves as an outdoor classroom for a Texas-based elementary school program called Seed- To-Plate Nutrition Education. This program introduces children to the entire cycle of food, along with taste and fla- vor combinations, techniques, nutrition awareness and skills that will serve them for a lifetime, empowering them to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves. Right The Moss Landscaping crew unloaded more than 30 super sacks of soil in order to install the herb garden. These had to be crane-lifted onto the roof, one at a time. Harvesting Knowledge by Allie Lapporte, LC/DBM 54 LC DBM Donated Herb Garden Provides Educational Opportunity OFF THE CLOCK

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