March 7, 2019
by Katie Keebler
Thank you to all who showed up to our Green Team/Butterfly Garden meeting. We had a great turn out of green teamers, parents, girl scouts, Ms. Dudek and my daughter Elizabeth. We did planning for the garden design, flowers to plant, fundraising and garden stones and discussed our new location.
Luna announced that she and her grandmother help raise over $100 by selling milkweed seeds, candles and asking for donations! Great Job! Thanks for all your help!!!
New Location – Our previous location didn’t work out. So we are now planning on planting our garden in the courtyard in the middle of the Montessori/Special Ed wing of the building.
Garden Stones – We have planned a fundraiser the will help everyone be part of our garden. Ms. Dudek our Art teacher has volunteered to help with this fundraiser and she is currently creating a flyer. Students will be donate money to create an individual, family or class Garden Stepping stone. Our current sizes we are discussing are 9×9 or 11×17. They will be using cement and mosaic tiles to create a unique stone that represents themselves. We will use the stones to create paths for people and wheelchairs to go in and around the garden. Here is an example of what it might look like:
Fundraising – there are many ideas for fundraising including selling milkweed and flower seeds, bake sale, candy sale, movie/game night and Easter egg hunt. Since we are having a Scholastic Book sale on March 20th-21st from 3:30-4:30. This would be a great time for us to have one of our events. Volunteers are needed from Green Team and Girl Scouts to donate items to sale, and to help sell items, set up, clean up and supervise students during the sale. Anything that is butterfly themed would be GREAT! Here is a volunteer sign-up sheet.
Butterfly Garden Breaking Ground event – we would like to break ground on Earth Day, April 22nd 2 PM (weather permitting). We will begin to prepare the garden for planting by digging up the grass, preparing the beds for planting and placing our new garden stones. If it is warm enough we will start planting that day. We need volunteers that can donate shovels and their time to help clear the land. Here is a volunteer sign-up sheet.
Garden design and flowers – Students started drawing possible garden designs and discussed flowers to plant.
3/19 – is our next meeting. Green team will be preparing for the upcoming sale on 3/20 and 3/21 – Volunteers are needed please see the sign up sheet above.
If you were not able to attend the meeting and would like to help with our garden please let me know.