The plants need WATER to ensure they grow. We appreciate if you can assist.
Video with key steps: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fCRwRjpquZw5mJ8IWn5B1Y5699gBfUSQ/view?usp=share_link
Gardens can be watered any time of day although afternoon is ideal so soil stays moist overnight (wet soil can be protective for the plant roots in cold weather). If you water during school hours, you will need to be cleared as a volunteer and please remember to check in and out at the front office. You will need a watering key, which you can find in the following places:
1) Sprouts now has a limited supply of watering keys to give to volunteers so that you do not need to borrow one each time. Please send a message to Anna Marvin in Konstella if you would like one.
2) Shared watering keys are in the Sprouts toolbox located outside the music room near the cafeteria. Open the box (lock code is 1290). Two keys are hanging on a string to borrow. Please return immediately after using.
3) Watering keys can also be borrowed from the following classrooms: Hollenbeck, Escalante, and Griffeth (hanging up on the classroom wall near door). Please return immediately after using.
See the watering location options below. For the lower grade beds we request you water the whole L shape. If you notice that nearby beds need to be watered and you have the time, feel free to water those as well (please send a quick note in Konstella in case someone has signed up but hasn't watered yet).
You may notice that we have a few new high quality hoses in the lower garden beds (they are also drinking water safe and lead free!). Please be sure to show your Hawk Spirit when watering with the new hoses by coiling the hoses when finished and being gentle with the hose fittings so that Sprouts may enjoy these new hoses for years to come.
Check the weather beforehand. If rain is in the forecast and if plants are large, less water is needed so it is okay to skip watering.
Any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message in the Sprouts Konstella group. Thank you!