Junior Garden Clubs
Each month, from September to May, Garden Club members meet with fourth- and fifth-graders at a local school to teach gardening techniques and flower arranging.
These young gardeners have grown lettuce and spinach in an outdoor garden, planted dish and succulent gardens, and made beautiful flower arrangements to take home. All projects are hands-on–albeit, often dirty hands! If you’re interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Schwab.
February – Washi Tape Vases
This month the Youth Group at All Saints decorated white vases with Japanese black and white washi paper tape. Bright yellow mums, white baby’s breath, and ferns were arranged to create cheerful flower arrangements in their decorated vases.
January – Terrariums
In the deep freeze of January, the Youth Group defied winter by planting their own indoor gardens—succulent terrariums. To create a healthy growing environment for the plants, several natural materials must be layered in a clear container. The kids did a fantastic job of following the terrarium “recipe” and learning the reasons for each ingredient. Once planted, the children finished their small worlds by adding miniature plastic desert animals, polished rocks, sea glass and shells. Now they have a piece of summer to share with their families!