Middle School Garden Club

Students who participate in Saint Mary’s weekly Middle School Garden Club use the school’s edible courtyard garden as a space to connect to nature and learn about growing. The group meets at noon on Wednesdays during the Middle School lunch period, and occasionally after school or on weekends. Students plant greens, herbs, potatoes, flowers, tomatoes and other crops and help weed, harvest and maintain the garden space. Parent volunteers incorporate crafts, activities and thought projects aimed at encouraging students to enjoy gardening and each other, think about where our food comes from, and consider how we can be better stewards of our natural world.