Friday, October 14, 2011

Introducing the JYC Garden Club

Many of the barrels in our garden belong to a specific class in our school, and are tended by the students and teacher in that class. As we have grown, we have added planters for everyone to enjoy. In order to take care of these common areas of the garden, we decided to form a Garden Club. It will meet on certain Thursdays during the lunch period. Students, parents, and special volunteers will work together on various gardening tasks.

Our first meeting of the Garden Club was on Thursday, September 29th. Ten students from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades worked along with several adult volunteers and Mr. Lee.

Filling new barrels with soil

Raking the soil

Planting seeds

Thinning the calendula sprouts

Pulling dead leaves off the passionflower plant

Working as a team to sweep up leaves

Pitching in to help

We look forward to many more successful meetings of the Garden Club. We had more student volunteers than we could accommodate at once in our small garden, so we plan to give all interested students a chance to participate. If you would like to volunteer and assist our students, please contact the school office with your interest.