New Garden alongside Gunn
Original post made by Art Liberman, Barron Park, on Nov 18, 2006
Has anyone else seen the new garden area alongside Gunn near the Arastradero - Foothill expwy intersection? While jogging by last week I saw a group of students digging new plants into the hillside that slopes down from the road, a place that had for years just been covered by straggly and unsightly weeds. I spoke with Chandara, the Gunn groundskeeper, about the project. He is an unseen treasure at Gunn, someone who spends extra time and effort keeping the school grounds looking attractive. He was the driving force behind this garden project, getting support from the school and the students, tilling the soil, and selecting the plants. But the best part for him was seeing the students dig the plants into the soil. They were willing to muddy their hands and feet to show the community and fellow students the pride they have in their school.