When do we meet?
This is a 3 season club. We start in early spring cleaning up and preparing the garden for the season. Then we meet once or twice a week early on to get everything planted, and adjust from there depending on what needs to be done. During the growing season and we are waiting for our produce to ripen we concentrate on general maintenance and maybe a garden craft or two. Summer is when our hard work pays off. We also meet once a week during the summer to pick, water, and maintain. We also use our produce to prepare salads, flatbreads, pickles, etc. Fall is also busy as we replant some cool weather vegetables and continue some cooking. At the end of the growing season we clean out and winterize the garden so it's ready for the following spring season.
- Providing opportunities for hands-on learning, inquiry, observation, and experimentation across the curriculum.
- To get students excited about fruits and vegetables and provide countless opportunities to experience and try the foods they might not otherwise.
- Promoting physical activity and quality outdoor experiences.
- Donate a portion of our produce to local food banks.
Why plant a school garden?
School gardens can be an effective way to promote life-long healthy eating habits and connect students to the natural world. Gardening provides students with opportunities to enhance their education through practical, reality-based learning.
What do we grow?
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