Winter is a great time to think about gardening and that’s exactly what our Community Education Advisory Committee has been working on.

With grants from the Northland Foundation’s AGE to age program, we’re building a community garden and orchard with 16 raised beds, fruit trees, a compost area, interactive learning centers and seating areas.

The raised beds will be built by our high school’s shop class and will be available to community members this spring. We found a wonderful location near our bus garage, and not only will parking be accessible, but we’ll also have a water source.

Check out our school’s website,, for our current course descriptions and stay tuned for further updates on our community garden and orchard!

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.