A new project for 2012 for LFPI is the Pirate Patch at Fairhope Intermediate School. After learning that the school had started a vegetable garden and talking with the teachers and some of the students, the LFPI board adopted the school garden as this year's project. The proceeds from our Yummy Yards tour which was held May 6 went to the school to help them construct raised bed gardens. The $500 from LFPI and the $2300 grant the garden received from Lowes will allow the construction of permanent raised beds. These will solve the drainage problem the original garden had, will help with soil quality and weed control, and will be more aesthetically pleasing. LFPI also plans to assist the school with the construction design. We are pleased that this garden is also an approved Baldwin County Master Gardener project. We look forward to working with the principal, teachers, students, and other interested volunteers on this great project. Please see the pictures of the garden under our photo section.