Young Construction, in conjunction with Central Coast Real Estate, assembled a team of trades to create a new garden courtyard at the Girls Inc. site in Santa Barbara. Girls Inc., a non-profit organization that facilitates activities for local girls, will use the new garden space to focus educational programs on the value of healthy living through improved nutrition.
Phylicia Bulmer, owner of Organic Soul–a vegetable garden design, installation and maintenance business–conceptualized the garden project. Young Construction provided supervision, labor and materials, along with donations of material and labor from Karl Funk Construction, Construction Plumbing, Wilson Landscaping, All-Around Landscape Supply, and Hayward Lumber.
Since the completion of the project, the girls at Girls Inc. have planted a variety of fruits and vegetables, including lettuce, tomatoes, kale, chili peppers, artichokes and strawberries. The organization, whose mission it is “to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold”, is incorporating knowledge about organic foods and nutrition, how plants grow, and how their food choices affect the environment, all into this new program. The girls are also being introduced to foods they may not typically eat in their normal diet. The garden is one more resource for Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara to be able to teach healthy living and improved nutrition to the girls.
Young Construction was delighted to have been a part of this special project, and applauds Girls Inc. for the invaluable work they do.