Monarch Waystation & Kinder-Garden Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like to garden? Enjoy being outside? Kids like the school playground? Enjoy fresh vegetables? Then you can help the school gardens! We’re looking for volunteers to help with watering during the summer months. Click here to sign up for a few days to water this summer. Watering volunteers can take advantage of the fresh veggies in the kinder-garden, as they can be harvested while you’re there. Also, if you like to pull weeds, we can use help in that area too. Please email the waystation chair, Gwen Meehan at gwen.meehan@gmail.com if you'd like to help with this project.

 

The Monarch Waystation is located in the kinder-garden area at the back of the school. A Monarch Waystation is simply a garden that has both milkweed plants which Monarchs feed on as caterpillars, and nectar plants that they feed on as adults.

As the leaves start to fall, and you start to bag them up, please consider bringing them to the garden area to provide winter mulch for the beds.  These will be used for both the waystation and kinder-garden.  We ask that the leaves be chopped and bagged, the whole leaves do not decompose quickly enough and can cause mildew problems in the spring. Chopped leaves are very beneficial to the soil, and their covering protects the roots of the perennial plants from the harsh winter cold.  Please check out the attached flyer for how to make leaf mulch.

Please contact Gwen Meehan gwen.meehan@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering with the waystation garden.