Friday, September 20, 2013

Mission Bay High, Seaside Market, district staff join to improve ‘curb appeal’ at bayside campus

Students returning this fall to Mission Bay High School and community members visiting the Saturday Seaside Farmers Market are noticing new landscaping at the bayside campus.

San Diego Unified landscape supervisor
Tom Beck works on old vegetation.
Over the summer, new drought-tolerant grass and trees were planted at the school, replacing older vegetation that was in some cases overgrown, in other cases dead.

Pam Dietz, director of the Mission Bay High School Alumni Association, and Tom Beck, landscape supervisor with San Diego Unified, collaborated to come up with freshened landscape that would help both the school and the Farmers Market, which raises money for the school.

"Starting from day one we have had nothing but fabulous support of the Seaside Farmer’s Market from San Diego Unified, Mission Bay High administration, teachers and students as well as our local PB community," said Dietz. "I think everyone knows this venue has the potential to be an unprecedented financial resource for MBHS. Working with Tom Beck on this re-landscaping project, however, really highlighted for us the positive impact the Seaside Farmer’s Market has on the environment. We are equally proud of that!”

The new landscaping not only improves the look of the area, but helps security.

"This re-landscaping project, which was done by School District employees, not only made the entrance to the student parking lot more attractive for students and guests, but also improves the use of the land," said Dietz. "There is now visibility for security purposes, and a cleaner, more functional landscape. Seaside Farmer’s Market patrons will be able to enjoy the shade and grass every Saturday."

The Farmer's Market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the school, located at 2475 Grand Ave. (92109). For more information on Mission Bay High, check out its website.