Spring comes to Bache-Martin

The parents at Bache-Martin Elementary, which serves the Francisville and Fairmount neighborhoods, have big dreams for an interior courtyard at the school. They want to turn into a garden and play space for the children and are trying to raise money to make that happen.

The project takes a step forward this Saturday, April 14, when volunteers gather to spruce up the courtyard and plant flowers and greenery around the school's exterior at 2201 Brown Street. Anyone can help from 9 a.m. until about noon.

The Bache-Martin parents are joining with the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, which awards 250 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors every year who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and leadership, in the project.

Coca-Cola will send volunteers and donate two rain barrels. The school plans to incorporate the garden in it science curriculum.