Algoma Middle School is one of six schools who competed in the “Build a Gardener a Potting Table Challenge” sponsored by the Brown County Home Builders Association (BCHBA).

To get started, the team of middle school students interviewed the Kewaunee County Master Gardeners and came up with a design idea. Chet Kiedrowski and his team from CTI Hospitality Inc. came in next to help put the students’ ideas to blueprints. Nick Holtger Construction sponsored the materials for this project.

The students along with Matt Abel, Algoma School District Technical Education teacher, and Penny Lemberger, Middle School Science teacher, helped with the construction of the table in the weeks leading up to the competition which was held at the BCHBA 2019 Home Expo at KI Convention center January 24-27,2019. Attendees were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite table.

On February 11, 2019, the BCHBA dropped off tool donations as well as an Honorable Mention Award and a $100 cash award for the potting table project.

Algoma Middle School Potting Table

Lemberger and Abel teamed up on this project which was by no means a cake walk. In the end, it was well worth it. In addition to the awards, the six students learned more on this project than what a single classroom could offer. Talk about real life and real-world projects!

Thank you to all who helped along the journey with a special shoutout to CTI Hospitality Inc. for the drawing assistance and Nick Holtger Construction for the materials. Thanks to all who came out and voted for the table!

See more photos on the Algoma Wolf Tech Facebook page.