Deep Into the Weeds

Shanquirel Jenkins and Emily Jones needed a clear-cut solution to beautify their campus at Charlotte Technical College in Port Charlotte, Fla. With the help of a SkillsUSA/Lowe’s grant of $17,000, they began to clear an area to illustrate garden design. As seen in the photo (above left), they had their work “cut out” for them. Thankfully, the entire class in the college’s Real World Skills Program helped with hoeing, raking and pulling weeds before planting, then tending to vegetables (above right: Jenkins [left] and Jones).