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Posted on August 18, 2017

Sonoma County: PG&E Helps Beautify Santa Rosa School Garden

Students and faculty of Helen Lehman Elementary School in Santa Rosa are returning from summer vacation to new fruit trees, plants and flowers in their school garden.

PG&E recently hosted a tree planting event and installed new wine barrel planters and soil and irrigation to help enhance the beauty of the school garden. PG&E also provided a grant to help purchase a new shed after a recent fire destroyed the garden shed at the school.

PG&E employees helped plant trees at Lehman Elementary School in Santa Rosa. (Photo by Greg Wright.)

“Our school uses the garden to teach students. We grow food, design and build boxes to plant in, learn about taking responsibility caring for the garden, use it for science and STEM lessons and other educational experiences,” said school principal Alisa Haley.

“Our staff, students, and community are grateful for all PG&E has done to help our school continue to grow,” she said.

“PG&E is pleased to partner with Helen Lehman Elementary School to plant new trees and flowers and replace the garden shed,” said Greg Wright, local customer outreach specialist for PG&E. “We hope the school will enjoy the new garden for years to come.”

The event was part of local gas safety efforts focused on ensuring trees and plants are located at a safe distance from natural gas transmission pipelines.  To learn more about PG&E’s gas safety work, visit

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