Members of the Goleta Rotary Evening Club pitched in to help build the sustainable garden at La Patera School in Goleta as part of the United Way of Santa Barbara County’s recent Day of Caring.

The Goleta Evening Rotarians put on their gloves and dug right in Sept. 17 to shovel, rake and paint in preparation for the school’s sustainable garden.

Jana Brody, the school’s garden educator, and Ramsey Cronk, the installation coordinator, were advisers, leading the way for the new sustainable garden, which they hope will be planted in every Goleta Union School District school in the near future.

The s’Cool Gardens project is a result of a partnership between the Orfalea Foundations and SBCC’s Center for Sustainability.

The Goleta Rotary Evening Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Elephant Bar, 521 Firestone Road. Guests are always welcome.

Click here for more information about the Goleta Rotary Evening Club, or contact membership chairwoman Frances Gilliland at or club president Martin Senn at

— Lynn Cederquist is publicity chairwoman of the Goleta Rotary Evening Club.