Lucas Luetge helps fix up West Seattle School garden

Pitcher Lucas Luetge joined players from the Seattle Storm and former players for the Seahawks and Sounders yesterday to spruce up the Joan Allen Memorial Garden at Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth High School.

The players, students and community volunteers helped build raised planting beds from recovered cedar, planted fall crop seedlings, weeded existing planting areas and fixed up the garden tool shed.

New Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda was also on hand. Banda arrived recently from the Bay Area, and he admitted to being an Oakland A’s fan, but said he went to his first Mariners game at Safeco Field recently and loved the ballpark.

The work party was organized to help build momentum for the Green Apple Day of Service on September 29, a world-wide initiative to engage students, teachers, parents, business leaders, elected officials and others in activities at their local schools.

Partners who helped make today’s event possible included the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington Green Schools, Skanska, Cedar Grove composting, Vulcan, McKinstry, Howard S. Wright, and Green Sports Coalition.

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- RH

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