RBA Garden Club Beautifies School Grounds and Spreads Holiday Cheer

RBA Garden Club member cleaning out one of the many raised flower beds on the school grounds.

RBA Garden Club member, Malaysia Johnson, proudly showing off her holiday centerpiece.

RBA Garden Club Mission Statement:  Our mission is to promote a love of gardening, floral design, and both civic and environmental responsibility.  That is exactly what they do! The RBA Garden Club meets from October-June during the school year.  Regular meetings are on Thursdays from 2:40-5:00 p.m.  During planting and harvest season, Garden Club members work primarily outside.  They start planting cold crop vegetables in April including lettuce, spinach, and collard greens.  Other crops, such as tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, white potatoes, onions, radishes, and beets are planted in May.  Vegetables are harvested during the summer and fall.  The Garden Club blesses RBA staff and families with their harvest every year!  The club also sponsors two major planting and grounds clean-up events each year on our school campus.  Just this fall, over 700 spring bulbs were planted on our school grounds!  When spring arrives, Ronald Brown’s campus will be absolutely beautiful!

During the cold, winter months, the Garden Club makes Chia Pets, Winter in a Jar, decorative sculptures, Footprints in the Snow, holiday centerpieces, Valentine’s Day flower bouquets, and so much more!  Garden Club also regularly pulls in members of the local community to give presentations and demonstrations related to gardening.  The RBA Garden Club does have a waiting list for membership, as they are such a popular group!  If you would like your child to be on the Garden Club waiting list, please see Mrs. Karim, Mrs. Kinney, or Mrs. V. Reed for information!

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