My name is Tim Wheeler and I am the garden manager here at PEC. There are many exciting ways to help out with our wonderful garden program this year including:
Adopting a garden box: There are garden boxes throughout campus and we can build more if your class doesn’t have one close by. You can adopt a box and work with the students in the class to grow your own fruits, veggies and flowers. When they’re ready make an appointment with our Garden Teacher and Garden Chef Extraordinaire, Christa Holder, to bring them down to the garden to be prepared and eaten by the students. Help yourself to our PEC compost made from the students’ food scraps to amend the soil in your box. There are a variety of ways to work with the students and your box; feel free to meet with me if you have any questions.
Specials: Join your child’s class for his or her specials rotation in the garden. We can always use extra adults to break the class into smaller groups.
Weekly Warriors: We can use help on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly (whatever works for you) basis maintaining our beautiful gardens by watering, weeding, pruning or performing whatever maintenance needs to be done. This is a great opportunity to do some real gardening.
Chickens: The chickens need to be locked up every night and let out on Saturdays and holidays. Feel free to check for eggs and bring whatever you find home when you’re helping with the chickens.
Volunteer Work Days: Throughout the year we will have work days on a Saturday to get together as a school family and complete large projects around the gardens. Great for all ages.
Let me know how if you would like to help with any of these volunteer opportunities. All ability levels welcome of course.
Join us on social media for updates and news on what’s happening in the garden.
Paul Ecke Central Elementary