WHAT IS GARDEN CLUB?
Everyone in the Irving community belongs to Garden Club! There are two components to Garden Club.
- One is a FREE after-school club that promotes the joy of discovery, learning, observation, hard work, patience, teamwork, and fun through gardening and growing healthy foods. Garden Club provides students with hands-on experience in growing their own fruits and vegetables, discovering wildlife above and below ground, and tasting the results of their labor. We use sustainable and organic gardening practices to cultivate areas that will feed and sustain our native wildlife, especially our bees, bugs, and butterflies.
- Garden Club volunteers also assist teachers in planting and harvesting with their classrooms. In the Spring and Fall, volunteers are needed to run activities and assist students in garden maintenance and care.
Contact Tina Harle to join in the fun!
For the Summer: It’s time to get the Irving Garden growing and we need your help!
Here’s Denise Frank explaining how it works. Sign-up Genius link is below. We will follow up with you with specifics after you sign up for a task. You can sign up for more than one if you want.
It’s divided up by garden bed and each garden bed connects with a book that the plants will be themed on. Watch the video for ALL the details. You do not need to know about gardening (honestly I am still learning a lot too) the team will coach you and let you know what needs to be done. We will also practice safe social distancing.
Here’s Denise to explain how it all works….
Let us know if you have any questions. We will add more slots for watering and weeding later in the summer also and depending on what happens in the Fall we will adjust then too.