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Family Garden Days

It Takes a Community to Keep Our Gardens Healthy, Productive, and Beautiful

Our gardens need help. For many years, the Butterfly Garden in front of the school has been the crown jewel of the campus, but the volunteers who so lovingly tended it have all retired. That leaves it to our garden teacher, Adrienne Wallace, to maintain, but she’s also responsible for the half-acre Seven Circles Garden. That’s an overwhelming amount of work for one person. And because of COVID restrictions, Adrienne can’t work with different groups of children, so she no longer even has her garden students to help her.

Our Parent Steering Committee is responding by planning a series of Saturday morning family work parties to help keep our gardens healthy, productive, and beautiful. The first one will be Saturday, February 20, from 9 a.m. till noon. They’ll be clearing garden beds, doing some light pruning, and generally preparing the gardens for spring and summer.

To comply with COVID guidelines, a maximum of 25 parents and children can participate each day, all wearing masks. There’s enough that needs to be done that families will be working on projects in different areas of the gardens to ensure social distancing.

We’ll be sending a link to the sign-up form in an eNote on 2/11. Volunteers will be sent a reminder with additional information prior to the event.

If you can’t make the work party this month, no problem! The committee is also planning Family Garden Days for the third Saturdays in March, April, and May. “No experience is necessary,” they say, “just a love of the gardens and the school.”


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