Dixie Garden Club
offers students, teachers, and volunteers opportunities to garden at school. Our garden program is a means to renew and sustain our essential connections between people, plants, and the environment.

Our site will be updated quarterly to give visitors a seasonal glimpse of what we are tending to in our garden.

Please contact Maya Bartolf
for content updates.



contact



Kristen Huang
Parent Volunteer /Contact

Joan Kozlowski
Teacher, 2nd Grade

Natalie Clalrk
Teacher, 1st Grade



Weekly Meeting




Wednesday
Lunch Recess


Everyone is welcome on a drop-in or regular basis  with no formal membership required!


Come visit us at Lunch!

 

FAIRY FUN!

THANK YOU!
Flower Bulb
Fund Raiser



Big Thank You to our Dixie Community who participated in the Bulb Fundraiser!! This year raised we raised $1133 for the school garden program. The bulbs are anticipated to arrive this month  and will be sorted and de-livered to the classrooms to be sent home with the students. Happy planting, and enjoy your beautiful Spring flowers!


Last Year’s Bulb Sale Funded  Some of Our Garden Favorites:



























We have had a tremendous year in Garden Club. We enjoyed our hard working students. Many thanks to our dedicated teachers Mrs. Kozlowski and Mrs. Clark. Also, a HUGE thank you to our wonderful garden club parent volunteers: Kristen Huang, Nina Cunnan, Heather LePorte,  Valerie Charlton, Maya Bartolf  and many others that pop-in for garden fun!  Also, we appreciate your generous contributions and bulb purchases throughout the year!

Here Comes Summer!

Outdoor Learning Centers at Dixie

Our garden is grateful for all the rain this season, but students did not have much opportunity to work in it this Spring because of all the wet and rainy weather. We could count the number of days on 1 hand after Spring Break that the weather was nice enough to start pulling weeds and preparing the beds for summer crops.  Our Garden Club has been indoors in room B7 most of this Spring doing garden crafts and cooking with seasonal vegetables! On the occasional sunny Wednesday afternoon this May, our Garden Club began compositing, and pulling the ever present weeds to prepare the beds for summer plantings. Our existing plantings are thriving because of all the rain, but we must get busy so we have some summer crops to look forward to when we return in August.

An Additional Shade Sail for our outdoor classroom

A Seedling Green House

Kindergarden Planting Kits complete with a bucket filled with seeds, tools, rainwater gage, bird netting to get them off to an easy start!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

One inspired rainy Wednesday, Kristen Haung asked our Garden Club kids to design on paper a house meant for a garden fairy. Creative designs were abundant, and on the first sunny garden day, our students manifest their idea from paper into an actual house made from wire.  There were a variety of wonderful designs including: an Eichler Fairy House-- a clever nod to the local context and a snail inspired fairy house.  Each house was a unique fairy architectural wonder, and was placed in a special spot in our garden to attract vacationing fairies this summer. After summer vacation, we will come back and freshen them up with more seasonal decorations. We hope you will stop by the garden to see them! [photo gallery]

Students decorating the wire fairy houses. (above) Kristen Huang and 5th Grader hanging fairy house in Butterfly Bush (Below)

Eichler Fairy house in garden box (above) and Students decorating wire fairy houses. (below)