FALLBROOK — Fallbrook Garden Club volunteers have been working to finish the La Paloma Elementary School International Garden project tied to the fourth, fifth and sixth grade social studies curriculum.
The small plot of trees, representing five continents with shrubs and a winding pathway, is a community effort beginning with a one-year Community Development Grant awarded in December 2007 to the Garden Club by the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Letters of support were provided by Bill Horn, Bob Leonard (Chamber of Commerce), Jackie Heyneman (Save Our Forest/Land Conservancy), John Dahl (local landscape architect), La Paloma PTA, La Paloma Principal Lea Curcio and Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) Superintendent Dr. Janice Schultz.
FUESD Facilities Department dug the holes and installed tree and perimeter irrigation while the Garden Club and Save Our Forest volunteers planted the trees.
Local companies providing Garden Club discounts on materials included Miller, Snow and Fallbrook Irrigation, SW Boulder & Stone, Pardee Nursery and Trinity Services Corp. (Doc Zikakis shrubs).
Grangetto’s donated staples to hold drip irrigation lines in place. Borst Designs donated the seven tree markers.
The project is a cooperative effort among FUESD, La Paloma staff and Garden Club volunteers.