This summer, Eagle Scout Cooper Lamb took on a worthy project to help build beautiful new planter boxes to grow more vegetables for neighbors at the Orangevale Food Bank. Over the past two years, a lot of progress has been made on the Food Bank’s community garden, but structured areas to grow more vegetables have been needed. Thanks to Cooper’s leadership and sponsors, Green Valley Nursery and Penryn Lumber, a team of volunteers built the boxes, complete with a the drip line, under the supervision of OVFB’s resident Facilities and Maintenance Lead, Dwight Sparks.
“The project was a great learning experience for me, personally, and I appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in managing the project,” said Cooper. “It was a good experience for all of the volunteers that were there and we were able to grow together through serving our community.”
Clearly, Cooper’s leadership and graciousness is a clear indicator of his future success. On behalf of the Orangevale Food Bank, we thank Cooper, Green Valley Nursery, Penryn Lumber, Dwight Sparks, and the other volunteers who helped create more space to grow fresh produce for those in need in our community.