O. Henry Middle School has installed a pond using a stock tank from Callaghan’s General Store. This pond is self sustaining without a pump. With the right mixture of native plants and gambusia fish, the only necessary maintenance is adding extra water in the summer! O. Henry did a great job of piling rocks next to the pond and inside it to provide access points for animals and insects of all sizes.
"I believe our garden is successful because it can easily accommodate the diverse interests and needs of our students and faculty. For some, the garden provides a classroom in which to learn about ecology or find inspiration for a short story, for others it is a nursery where one can develop and practice their horticultural skills, and for many it simply provides a quite space for introspection and reflection."