Garden Science

Description: Edison’s organic garden is a hands-on place to apply lessons and have real-life experiences that get kids excited about learning.  Visits to the garden teach absorbing lessons about observation and investigation, life cycles, problem-solving, recycling and teamwork.  Students visit the garden for a new lesson each month, with topics as varied as chickens, intercropping, soil ph level and weather measurements.  Along the way, they plant crops, pull and compost weeds, amend soil, harvest crops and eat and share vegetables and herbs they’ve grown themselves. 

 

General volunteer needs:

Garden Docents

  • Assist Garden Instructor with monthly lessons.
  • You will pick up students from the classroom, walk them to the garden, and support the garden instructor while the students learn in the garden.

  • As you may be supervising students without a teacher, please go through the volunteer fingerprinting process required by the district. Inquire within the School Office, or participate when they have a fingerprinting service on site at the school. Fingerprinting ONCE allows you to volunteer and chaperone throughout the time your children are at AUSD. This is not as scary or daunting as it sounds :) 

  • Time: 1 - 1.5hr /month in one day, during school hours

Garden Crew

  • One weekend a month the Garden Science Committee needs volunteers to join us at the school for Garden Work Days.  
  • We do weeding, irrigation, landscaping, planting, mulching, propagating (for plant sales!), prep for when students will be in the garden, and even larger projects like building a shed.  
  • Handymen and gardeners welcome, as well as anyone looking to help out!!!  
  • We also sign off on volunteer hours for Middle & High Schoolers.  
  • Donuts and coffee provided to keep you going :)
  • Meet periodically to discuss the lessons and upcoming maintenance projects.
  • Open to as many volunteers as possible so that the Garden Maintenance team is large

Positions (6/21 filled)

Committee Chairs Signed Up: 3 / 3

Garden Instructor Signed Up: 1 / 1

Room 10 - Dunn-Ruiz (K) Garden Docents Signed Up: 4 / 5

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Room 11 - Ms. Korpell (K) Garden Docents Signed Up: 5 / 5

Room 12 - Ms. Soria-Kevy (K) Garden Docents Signed Up: 2 / 5

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Room 6 - Ms. Valler (1st) Garden Docents Signed Up: 2 / 5

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Room 7 - Ms. Dodge (1st) Garden Docents Signed Up: 4 / 5

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Room 14 - Ms. Geritz (1st) Garden Docents Signed Up: 1 / 5

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Room 8 - Ms. del Rosario (2nd) Garden Docents Signed Up: 4 / 5

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Room 9 - Ms. Hinds (2nd) Garden Docents Signed Up: 5 / 5

Room 13 - Ms. Chang (2nd) Garden Docents Signed Up: 4 / 5

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Room 2 - Ms. Howell (3rd) Garden Docents Signed Up: 3 / 5

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Room 3 - Ms. Carpenter (4th) Garden Docents Signed Up: 3 / 5

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Room 4 - Mr. Aitkens (3rd) Garden Docents Signed Up: 5 / 5

Room 17 - Ms. Braze (4th) Garden Docents Signed Up: 2 / 5

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Room 21 - Ms. Isola (3rd) Garden Docents Signed Up: 5 / 5

Room 5 - Mr. Lonsdale (4th) Garden Docents Signed Up: 0 / 3

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Room 5 - Mr. Lonsdale (5th) Garden Docents Signed Up: 2 / 3

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Room 18 - Ms. Schroeder (5th) Garden Docents Signed Up: 3 / 5

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Room 19 - Ms. Flanagan (5th) Garden Docents Signed Up: 2 / 5

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Garden Maintenance Crew Signed Up: 63 / 200

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