MMU Garden Club

Talia White - (She / Her)
Club Advisor
[email protected]

The MMU Garden Club organizes volunteers to beautify our outdoor learning and relaxing spaces. Here is a list of Garden Club achievements over the last two years:

  • Held two autumn Plant-A-Bulb activities to plant daffodils, tulips, hyacinth and more
  • Installed and maintained the Indoor Garden in the Maker Space Lobby; added colorful plant hangers and assorted plant stands in 2023
  • Conducted a "Plant in every classroom initiative" to support teachers who want to add more healthy green plants to their classrooms
  • Extended and maintained the Pollinator Garden near the greenhouse; added plants, mulch, edging, etc
  • Initiated rock garden with inspirational messages painted on rocks
  • Created a sculpture garden and more in the Courtyard
  • Installed the Corner Garden to showcase hydrangeas and more perennials at the entrance to school fields
  • Collaborated with Advisories to build birdhouses, maintain flower beds and plant annuals and perennials around campus for Day of Service
  • Collaborated with Student Services to add plants to the Cougar Calm Den and office
  • Collaborated with community members to source free perennials
  • Winter projects included painting pots and other plant-related crafts
  • Conducted a seed fundraiser to raise over $500 during the 21-22 school year

Whew, we've been busy! A special shout out goes to Phil Graff and the grounds crew for their support with our work this year. It has been a really fruitful partnership, as we share the goal of beautifying our campus inside and out. Gardening is an ongoing project, like dishes or laundry. There is always more to do, but when done right, a garden can add so much beauty and clarity to your life.

The students in MMU Garden Club gathering outside the school

A few varieties of plants to attract pollinators to the garden behind the school

Mums planted in the pollinator garden behind the school

Light slanting through the windows onto the indoor garden

David Marlow - (He / Him)
MMU Activities Director
[email protected] / (802) 858-1774

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