•  GREAT GARDEN CLUB

     

    When: The 3rd Thursday of every month starting January 2022 after school

    More meetings to be announced depending on the needs of the garden; morning check-ins may be an occurrence if after-school is difficult

    FIRST INTEREST MEETING IS NEXT THURSDAY, January 27th from 4:20PM-5:00PM in Ms. Doss’s Room 409

    Membership is free!

    Club Description:

    Inspired by the student autonomy of Japanese schoolchildren, the invasive threat of global warming, the biological and chemical health benefits produced in people when they are outside doing manual labor, and the joy of having grown plants, vegetables, or flowers ourselves; we, as the Gardening Club, wish to foster a stronger Garcia Middle School community in which students and staff come together to take care of the school’s garden. This is an opportunity for students to engage in a project bigger than themselves—it’s long, the results may not happen during a student’s school year, but you know what, the sum of their efforts will be recorded in history and will bring excitement and fruit for future generations.

    Participating in Gardening Club offers leadership skills, volunteer hours, and perhaps extra credit for Science and History classes.

     

    Disclaimer: Please be aware of your outdoor allergies before participating with our garden. You may participate however much you’re comfortable with.

     

    What we do:

    -Plant Texas native flowers

    -plant vegetables and fruits

    -construct gardening materials or platforms

    -pull out weeds

    -kill or collect bugs (or aggressively shoo them away)

    -keep plants safe from extreme weather

    -eat what we grow! (sometimes, when it is deemed safe to do so)