Garden Club really grew this year! Here’s a look back at the numbers:
Volunteer staff members (Erin Johnson, Jen Cesarone, Jen Pomfret)
Parent volunteer hours
Varieties of seeds planted, among them: milkweed, bachelor’s buttons, zinnia, nasturtium, 3 lettuces (at least!), spinach, kale, radishes, sugar snap peas, wildflower mix, tomatoes… wow!
Pounds of sweet potatoes harvested
Tubs of organic lip balm produced
Dollars raised at Take Your Parents to Lunch Day (⅔ was due to Pallookaville! ⅓ due to Garden Gumbo sales!)
Dollars raised at the Avondale Sunday Farmer’s Market
New Rain Barrel
Garden Club’s healthy food systems photo exhibit in the breezeway during Exhibit Night on Thursday, May 18. Student-made products will also be on sale (suggested donation of $2 or $8): organic herbal lip balm and water barrel hoses.
Look for a Signup Genius for watering our summer crops – tomatoes, sweet potatoes, okra, and soup beans – for next year’s Garden Gumbo!
Want to Get Involved in Garden Club?
We will need help parent help with our field trips to Academe of the Oaks, and hopefully a local farm! Also, help us implement a Junior Master Gardener’s program for all interested students! Parents also needed to help us reconfigure the garden space and add an arbor entry!