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Spring Garden Club

Signups are now open for the Prairie Garden’s Adopt-the-Garden program!  Garden Club Logo


What is Adopt-the-Garden?
This is how we make sure the Prairie Garden doesn’t shrivel up and die 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. Some of the weeks during peak harvest will require two families. 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. Orientations take place in the Garden on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 pm.

How do I sign up?
Signups are on a first come, first served basis. Please note that priority will be given to families who do not currently have a child in Garden Club. Click on the link below to sign up for a week that works for your family.

If you have questions about the Adopt-the-Garden Program or anything related to the Prairie Garden please text Cynthia Cieckiewicz (see-ka-wits) at 847.962.7532 or email her at

Thank you!