Friday, September 25, 2015
A School Garden's Small Victories
It seems ever so simple, ever so minor, and yet in a world where problems resist solution, this small victory merits celebration at week's end. During this long, late-summer drought, seventeen raised garden beds at the Princeton High School have depended on water from this spigot. The beds have been much better used since the facilities staff were finally able to make the faucet function earlier this year.
But what ever stays fixed? Last week, I found the faucet gushing water, even in the off position. I imagined they'd have to order a new part, then add the faucet to a long list of other tasks to be done. Several weeks? A month?
I checked back today, and the faucet was repaired and fully functional. The wrapping tape is even school colors.
Sing praise to the unsung. Cheers to the high school facilities staff! Nearby is some late-flowering boneset blooming, this fall in honor of those who set the school's bones right.