Sequoia Middle School Garden

  • Location
    Newbury Park, California
  • Status
    Active
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

Our school previously had a garden area and gardening classes, but the teacher left years ago. The space was abandoned and the gardening classes were removed. Our club would like to bring the garden back. We will be planting drough resistant plants to conserve water.

Our Plan

Our mission is to create a drought resistant garden at our middle school that students can use to study, hangout, and garden. Gardening will bring our school community together, make our school beautiful, and help our environment. Our members asked the principal for approval and voted on types of plants. First, we need to prepare the space by cleaning the area, replacing the soil, and fixing the old boxes and greenhouses. Next, we will talk to the custodian about water source options, like a drip system, rain water barrels, or using watering cans. Then, we need to purchase drought resistant plants and supplies from a local nursery. As a team, we can host a garden work party to complete all the tasks. If we have funding leftover, we can purchase umbrellas for the tables and covers for the greenhouses. Finally, we can use the garden and enjoy it, along with create a maintenance schedule to upkeep the area. EDIT: This project got a $250 grant from the Roots & Shoots mini-grant program! Thanks you Roots & Shoots.

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution
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    Animal Welfare
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    Climate Change
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    Community

The Benefit

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    People
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    Animals
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    Environment
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