We wish that our garden will provide milkweed and other sources of food for critically endangered Monarch butterflies and other native pollinators. We wish that this project will inspire the families in our school to plant similar gardens in their yards and educate our children about the need to help pollinators survive.
Our student council will plant this garden in a 20 ft. by 10 ft. area by the front doors of our school on Earth Day, April 20, 2015. I can get the soil for free from a local pond that has been dredged. A sprinkler system is already in place, and we've called the city to mark the area for any power lines before we dig. We have the person power to plant it. We hope to buy 24 milkweed plants, a butterfly bush, catmint bush, Russian sage, wild rosehips and 24 tulip/daffodil bulbs for next year. All are perennials so will come up yearly. We hope to have at least 2 ceramic dishes that will catch sprinkler water and provide water sources for the pollinators.