Howe Montessori and Center Based Education

Butterfly Garden Update

New Location – Our previous location didn’t work out. So we are now planning on planting our garden in the courtyard in the middle of the Montessori/Special Ed wing of the building.

Garden Stones – We have planned a fundraiser the will help everyone be part of our garden.  Ms. Dudek our Art teacher has volunteered to help with this fundraiser and she is currently creating a flyer.  Students will be donate money to create an individual, family or class Garden Stepping stone.  Our current sizes we are discussing are 9×9 or 11×17.  They will be using cement and mosaic tiles to create a unique stone that represents themselves.  We will use the stones to create paths for people and wheelchairs to go in and around the garden.  Here is an example of what it might look like:

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Butterfly Garden Fundraiser Sale 3/20-3/21 – at the same time as the  Scholastic Book Fair  from 3:30-4:30.  We will be selling baked goods, pizza, milkweed and flower seeds,   crandles and crayon shapes.  Volunteers are needed from  Green Team and Girl Scouts to donate items to sale, and to help sell items, set up, clean up and supervise students during the sale.  Anything that is butterfly themed would be GREAT!  Here is a volunteer sign-up sheet.

Butterfly Garden Breaking Ground event -April 22nd 2 PM– we would like to break ground on Earth Day, April 22nd 2 PM (weather permitting).  We will begin to prepare the garden for planting by digging up the grass, preparing the beds for planting and placing our new garden stones.  If it is warm enough we will start planting that day.  We need volunteers that can donate shovels and their time to help clear the land.  Here is a volunteer sign-up sheet.

If you were not able to attend the meeting and would like to help with our garden please let me know.