Will Robinson constructed composting system for the Growing to Give charity garden in Perrysburg Township as his Eagle Scout project.
Young Robinson, 14, a junior at Perrysburg High School, built the three-bin system on June 22 with the assistance of 19 other Scouts.
Growing to Give is a ¾-acre vegetable garden on Bates Road in Perrysburg which donates 1,000 pounds or more of fresh produce each year to area homeless shelters and the Perrysburg Christian United food pantry.
"I selected the Growing to Give Garden because I knew that I would be able to help, not only the Growing to Give Garden, but the people who benefit from it," explained Robinson.
In addition to designing the composting system, young Robinson was responsible for getting building materials for the project donated and procuring financial help from several members of Perrysburg Rotary.
"My composting system is built using shipping pallets. After attaching all of the pallets together with braces, hinges and plastic sheeting on the bottom, a container is built," young Robinson said. "With three of these containers, the garden will be able to produce its own compost and become even more environmentally friendly in helping the community."
Areka Foster, Growing to Give board president, said, “Since starting the garden in 2009, we’ve wanted to incorporate a composting system. We were so happy when Will approached us with this project. This is truly a win-win for us both.”