SPROUTS Garden Program

Sprouts Gardening with students will again look a bit different this year as no volunteers are allowed on campus unless it is early before school, after 3:30 pm, or the weekend.    Since this is the 50th year anniversary of the outdoor classroom (ODC), we'd like to revive our garden beds and try some after school planting, tending, harvesting to keep the environmental mindset of our school active.

 

At this time, the year plan is to * clear out the garden beds and prep soil for planting;  * plant and tend the beds * share virtual lessons of the science of what is happening in the garden beds; * harvest.  We would love to have volunteers from every class to help accomplish these tasks through out the school year. Before gardening is completed, we do ask that volunteers understand garden protocols and safety as these gardens are school property with years of love and hardwork to keep them on our campus. Training dates will be posted shortly! 

 

Please consider being part of the core parent team! If you have any questions, contact the group at 'sprouts@hips.rocks'. 

 

More about Sprouts:

“Sprouts” is Hacienda’s community of volunteer parents and grandparents who connect students to the natural world through gardening. Gardening provides a hands-on approach to science. By working with the soil and the plants, students experience and connect with the cycles of nature. Harvesting and eating the fruits of the garden allows students to experience the joy of growing their own food and tasting fresh produce. Through gardening, students learn about ecology, botany, horticulture, nutrition, earth science and more.

At Hacienda, Sprouts volunteers work with students and teachers in the class garden and with garden-related projects. Sprouts works to support and assist the garden parent with gardening education, curriculum, and activities.  Sprouts works to obtain seeds, compost, pots, potting soil, garden gloves and more through donations, grants, and fundraisers, such as plant sales.

Each class is successful with at least 1 Docent, 1-2 Helper(s) 

DOCENT:  *Attend monthly trainings/material prep meetings 30 min - 1 hour per lesson (6 total per year).  The  lessons are provided.  The Docent will teach the lesson virtually.
*Coordinate with classroom teacher to schedule time for each virtual lesson.
*Deliver Sprouts Lessons – 6 scripted lessons total per year to entire class. - approx 30 min
*Additional time at home to prepare self

*Work in the classroom assigned garden bed with the support of the Helpers.

HELPERS:

* Help Docent plant, tend, water, and harvest the classroom garden.  

* Coordinate a garden care schedule after school / weekends


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