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Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents: The Osborn Garden Club Needs Super Gardeners!
The Osborn School Garden Club is gearing up for Spring! The Club will now operate as an independent club with additional sessions so that the children will have more time to spend in the garden, learning and reaping the benefits of the full Spring season of gardening.
Please see the attached flyer with all the details and consider signing your child up. Space is limited!
If you would like to register your child, have any questions or concerns, please contact Anne Mottola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osborn School Garden Club Spring 2016
The Osborn School Garden Club includes a wide range of unique, engaging activities designed to:
promote horticulture and a love of gardening
encourage conservation, sustainability and environmental stewardship
enrich the lives of students
instill teamwork and cooperation
benefit from hands-on learning in the outdoor environment
sow a sense of school pride through beautification
Garden-based, hands-on activities may include:
prepping garden beds for planting
direct seeding and planting transplants
mulching, composting, grooming
harvesting, preparing and tasting the fruits/vegetables grown
Garden-based lessons on topics such as:
measuring and spacing
planning a garden bed
integrated pest management
garden pests and beneficial insects
organic gardening techniques
writing and fine art in the garden
The Osborn School Garden Club will meet for ten (10) Fridays during lunch/recess including: April 1, April 8, April 15, (no session April 22), April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, (no session ), June 3, June 10, and June 17. If there is inclement weather, a determination with Mrs. Garcia and/or Mr. Walley will be made and the Club will meet indoors. If the Club needs to be cancelled on a particular week, a make-up session will be offered.
Eligibility and Cost
The Osborn School Garden Club will be offered to a maximum of 10 fourth (4th) graders AND 10 fifth (5th) graders OR a total of 20 students. The cost for the 10 sessions is $200. Checks and cash should be made to PTO and can be left at the collection box at front desk.
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