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Carpentry Scholars Make and Sell 24 Handcrafted Garden Beds

IDEA carpentry scholars have been hard at work building raised garden beds and planters to sell to the community. Last week we sold out our entire inventory of 24 planters in 72 hours to many happy customers across the District. Deanwood community leader Alicia Rucker even took one home for her own garden. Scholars who made the planters earned the profits from the sale, after the modest cost of building materials. 
 
If you missed your chance to buy an IDEA garden bed, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn about future sales! 
 
Pictured here:
 
1. A happy planter at home with a happy customer — one of our IDEA staff members 
 
2. Deanwood’s own Alicia Rucker and her daughter picked up a bed for their home
 
3. IDEA’s academic counselor Sara Sharpe picks out her garden bed, which she’ll be using to teach her young daughter about gardening this spring 
 
4 & 5. Carpentry scholars are proud of their handiwork.
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