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P.A.L.S. Club plant salsa garden

Need a summer salsa recipe? Check out the Diane K. Troyer Community Garden where there’s a salsa bed with the perfect ingredients that Lone Star College-CyFair students recently planted.

Maintaining the salsa bed as they await their summer harvest are members of the Powerful Adults Leading for Success (P.A.L.S.) student organization, which promotes community citizenship on and off campus. Among the members who planted and are now watering, weeding and caring for the salsa bed are Alexis Houston, Kolby Rivera, Kayla McCormick, Jackie Forsthoff.

Among the salsa ingredients in the 8 foot x 8 foot salsa bed are peppers (sweet, mild and hot), tomatoes, tomatillos, onion and garlic chives and cilantro.

The salsa bed is not the P.A.L.S. Club’s first community garden project. In 2006, their scarecrow “LaT’Da” won a second-place prize in the CyFest garden scarecrow contest.

The P.A.L.S. Club members are also involved in helping the community, participating in local events and educating others about disability awareness.

The community garden grows food for donation to area food banks, supports instruction at LSC-CyFair and provides opportunities for community members to garden, help others and save green space all at the same time. In addition, the garden has benefited from several completed Eagle Scout and other community organization projects.

For information on the College of Careers and Development for Exceptional Learners program or P.A.L.S. student club, call 832-482-1069.

For information on the community garden, go to CyFair.LoneStar.edu/communitygarden.