Mission Project 2 community garden gets a boost from scouts

Cagney Bustamante, who organized the group to build the garden boxes.
Cagney Bustamante, who organized the group to build the garden boxes.

The Mission Project 2 is planning to turn a slice of unused city property into a community garden next summer and the undertaking got a boost over the weekend from a group of scouts who were willing to brave the cold.

Mission Project 2, and its sister program the Mission Project, provide support services for a group of adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities who live independently in apartments in Mission. The community garden land will be near their apartments and just south of Johnson Drive and Mission’s downtown.

The garden will be developed during the next growing season and part of the garden will be in raised beds. That’s where the scouts came in. Cagney Bustamante, a Hocker Grove Middle School student, whose aunt has a salon near the garden site, took on the gardens as an Eagle Scout project. Saturday morning he organized a work party to build the boxes that will house the raised beds for the garden. Cagney will be a freshman at SM North next year.

The scouts worked in the Saturday morning cold to build the raised beds.
The scouts worked in the Saturday morning cold to build the raised beds.