The time is almost upon us when our kids come home from school all excited from planting their grade’s garden. Students work together, getting their hands dirty digging in the soil to plant things like tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs, flowers that attract butterflies and more.
Those magical days for our kids can only happen with some garden prep — which is scheduled to take place during the city-wide Community Service day, NewtonServes, on April 28. We need one or more parent volunteers to take on the team leader role – no green thumb needed, just the willingness to get dirty!
The tasks you will lead are:
- Pull up all dead plants/debris from last season.
- Set-up/test the watering hoses.
- Turn the soil and add fresh compost.
- Put down the weed blocking black material.
- Repair/replace any broken support boards.
If you have been thinking of getting involved, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Grab a friend and work on it together. You will participate in and organize the volunteers to complete all of these activities — and you can do it knowing that your work will have a huge impact on our students.
Please let Sarah Solomon know if you can commit to being the Project Team Leader for this on Sunday, April 28 from 10-3!