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Linwood School Garden

Our school garden is growing!  Linwood PTA is proud to support the school garden.  In 2011 we were able to help purchase colorful pots and plenty of seeds to grow a wonderful variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables.  Under the guidance of Mrs. Irvine, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Allen, students in the Garden Club are able to observe the many miracles of nature.  They discover ways to improve their gardening skills as they overcome obstacles and challenges local gardeners face today.  Garden Club is a great way for students to learn how to care for plants, work together and enjoy a variety of “home” grown goodies.

In class students study plants and plant life.  Here are just a few of the lessons in class:

  • Plant Structure (K)
  • Plant Roots and Plant Nutrition (1st)
  • Plant Reproduction (2nd)
  • Environmental Impact on Plants (3rd)
  • Producers, Consumers and Decomposers (Food Chain) and Pollination (4th)
  • Plants Structures for respiration, digestion, waste disposal, and transport of materials (5th)
  • Photosynthesis and Soil Composition (6th)

Garden Club offers a unique experience where the textbook comes to life as students explore the wonderful world of plants.  Through hands-on discovery, students will use problem solving skills to help our garden grow.  They will discover what happens when strategies fail. A loss of a plant can be a wonderful opportunity for learning.

Garden Club is open to students in K – 6th grade.
Garden Club meets during school hours and after school. Contact Mrs. Irvine to find out how you can join.
Parent are always welcome to come and lend a hand. (Please make sure you sign-in in the front office first.)

In the fall we plant several varieties of lettuce, carrots, strawberries, snap peas (their favorite), beets, broccoli, cauliflower, and have a flower bed. In the spring/summer, we have corn, several varieties of squash, cantaloupes, watermelons, honey dew melons, cucumber, green pepper, jalapeno peppers, and of course lots of delicious tomatoes.

Garden Club has Weekend Gardening Parties twice a year; one in the summer to get ready for the new fall season and one late winter to get ready for the new spring season.  Make sure you keep your eyes pealed for the e-mail so you can come join us.  We think you will DIG it!