Compton Elementary School is a little greener, thanks to community volunteers from Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, more than 200 local Lowe’s employees and community members came to Compton to create a WaterSmart garden and learning environment.
The crew brought out heavy equipment to grade area for the garden, which will offer Compton students relevant, hands-on experience to supplement in-classroom educational materials and curriculum.
The WaterSmart garden features water-wise plants that can survive without the use of a sprinkler system or watering hose. The program is funded by $57,000 from the Lowe’s Heroes and Toolbox for Education programs, and in support of Cobb County’s water conservation awareness program. In addition, Lowe’s upgraded bathroom facilities at Compton with water-saving fixtures.
The ‘Compton Hideaway’ had its grand opening Oct. 22 with a water festival featuring conservation-related activities for Compton students and their families. A video about the garden is available on the school Web site.