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Adopt-the-Garden

Sign up to keep our garden thriving!

What is Adopt-the-Garden?

This is how we make sure the Prairie Garden doesn’t shrivel up during the summer break! Families from the Prairie community can sign up to take care of the Garden for one week and in return take home the fresh vegetables and herbs they harvested. Everything growing in the Garden was planted by Garden Club students.

 

How does it work?

Participants choose a week in June, July or August where they commit to visiting the garden at least three times to water, weed and harvest the garden beds. We have a super cool irrigation system that makes watering easy!!! We need three families per week. No experience necessary! All instructions, tools and equipment are provided.

 

Why participate?

The Prairie Garden provides garden-based learning opportunities to Prairie students during the Spring and Fall. When you adopt the Garden for a week you’re making sure the vegetables and herbs planted by the Garden Club thrive during the growing season. And you get to take home the fresh produce you harvested!

 

How will I know what to do?

Easy-to-follow instructions will be posted in the garden shed and made available electronically. Families who have signed up will be required to attend one Garden orientation to learn how to use the watering equipment and to become familiar with basic garden maintenance. Orientation takes place in the Garden on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 AM or Monday, May 20 at 7:00 PM.

 

How do I sign up?

Signups are on a first-come, first-served basis. A Sign Up Genius link will be sent out via Talk 203 on Monday, May 13 at 9:00 AM.

 

If you have questions about the Adopt-the-Garden Program or anything related to the Prairie Garden please email Sarah Sommer or Jenny Bouchier-Hayes.

 

Thank you and Happy Gardening!!!

 

Sarah and Jenny :)