Zach Gass, 17, of Ross, right, plants a tomato in an Earth Box in the courtyard of North Hills Junior High School. Kayla Kennedy, 14, (in green) and Julia Shelton, 15, both of Ross, assist. The garden grew from Zach's Eagle Scout service project. He planted a butterfly garden in the back of the school and is now helping teacher Heidi Kohne create a vegetable garden in the courtyard.
What a great story this is. North Hills Junior High School is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We need more young people like Zach Gass and teachers like Heidi Kohne here in New York City.