By: Elisa Granata

School has been out for summer for months, but some Common Ground High School students have yet to leave. They’re busy maintaining the campus grounds.

They raised tents, weeded the garden, pawned their harvest at their weekly farmers market, built a fence, cleaned the sheds and cared for the animals. When their front garden spilled forth with untamed shrubbery, a construction worker and landscaper came in to walk them through the process of building a new segmental retaining wall.

Kejohn Ervin, an incoming junior, has worked on the project in a rotation cycle along with the 24 other members of the youth work crew.

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