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Sep
06

Gardening Club

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Volunteers keep our school blooming

CPJMA families work in the campus gardens on a voluntary basis under an agreement with the PTO and our school principal.

Educational Benefits 

School gardens are being integrated into the educational curriculum to teach children not ongardening02ly about gardening and plants but other subjects as well.  School garden programs can be developed to address Standards of Learning in science, math, reading, writing and other curriculums.  Gardens can teach children about insect life cycles; environmental science; conservation of soil and water; native plants; and habitats for butterflies, birds, insects and pollinators.

Personal Benefits to the Student

With the rise of childhood obesity in the U. S., school vegetable gardens are a way to teach nutrition, healthy eating habits and exercise.  Gardening is an activity that can get kids moving by turning compost heaps and barrels, clearing out beds for a new planting, mixing potting soils, lifting planters, raking leaves, hoeing, digging fence post holes, moving soil between beds, and spreading mulch and landscape materials.  It is a physical activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

When: Wednesdays 12pm & Mondays 8am