Fortuna Garden Project gets new addition

Mary Bullwinkel

Beacon Correspondent

The Fortuna Garden Project now has a washing station for vegetables thanks to the Eagle Scout project of a young man from Fortuna. Andrew Rulofson wanted to contribute to the community and in a three-week time period, built the washing station using donated lumber and hardware.

"Wyckoff's and Pierson's donated the materials" Rulofson said, "and the sink came from Cottonwood." Rulofson is a member of Boy Scout Troop 17 in Fields Landing, and this is his final Scouting project.

There is a plaque on the washing station which says: Donated by Andrew Rulofson, September 2012. The plaque also recognizes the washing station as Rulofson's Eagle Scout project.

Rulofson received a certificate of appreciation from Fortuna Community Services for his contribution to the garden. The 1.5 acre garden, located just off Newburg Road, provides fresh vegetables for the Fortuna Community Services Food Bank and the St. Joseph Pantry Shelf. This year alone, the garden project will distribute almost 1,000 pounds of fresh vegetables.

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Photo by Mary Bullwinkel/Beacon

Fortuna Community Services Executive Director Rhonda Lewis presents Andrew Rulofson a certificate of appreciation for his contribution of a washing station to the Fortuna Garden Project.