Elm Street Garden Club

This is a place to share information, resources, contact information, etc about the garden club at Elm Street School.


November 12, 2019

10 students to imagine what they want the garden club to be, what the students want to plant, etc.
Mike Fleiger and Ashton Weisgerber

November 19, 2019

6 students used newly donated rakes (from Resilient.SEA Stuff Swap) to gather some leaves and they also cleaned out and organized the greenhouse.
Mike Fleiger and Genevieve Mathieu

November 26, 2019

10 students soaked seeds for making sprouts, started some microgreens, learned about cycles of plant growth and parts of plants, saving seeds and plant parts to grow more food.

Ashton Weisgerber, Genevieve Mathieu, Jennifer Lee.

December 3, 2019

8 students snacked on sprouts started last week, checked on cuttings we planted, grace saved some grape seeds we planted, talked about what plants need to grow/thrive.

Jennifer Lee and Genevieve Mathieu

December 10, 2019

Garden club cancelled due to snow.

December 17, 2019

Last garden club of the year. Shared snacks including sprouts and green onions we grew. Students received/label gardening gloves and cleaned one of the grow towers.
Mike and Genevieve


January 7, 2019

6 students (one new!) split up to do germination tests for some of the seeds and reassemble the tower garden.

Mike and Genevieve

January 14, 2020

With the tower garden reassembled we filled it with rockwool plugs, some containing sprouted seeds and others with new seeds.

Mike, Nadine, Genevieve

January 21, 2020

Checked tower garden, realized pump was clogged = water not being pumped all the way to top of tower = tow 3 levels were dry. Replaced pump. Planted out one Hanging Basket planter in greenhouse.

Mike, Nadine, Genevieve

January 28, 2020

Garden Club cancelled due to illness. Genevieve set up a drip system for hanging basket planter. Effectiveness TBD. On from 1:30-2 pm daily.


February 4, 2020

5 students thinned seedlings in tower, implemented weekly tower check, learned to use pH/TDS meter, lowered pump flow, checked hanging basket in GH and started some flower bulbs and seeds.

Nadine, Mike, Genevieve

February 11, 2020

Plan: Check tower, check hanging basket, check bulbs, start some seeds.


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