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Thu, Feb 22


Green Team Garden Meeting

Join us to discuss ways you can support our amazing Lapham & Marquette gardens!

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Feb 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST

About the event

Join our Green Team to discuss ways you can support our amazing Lapham & Marquette gardens! These outdoor classroom spaces are what make our school community unique and special. To continue the tradition - we need your support! 

RSVP is not required to attend the meeting. Here is the agenda for the meeting:

  • Welcome new guests/introductions (operation fresh start/community members, teachers, etc)
  • Provide a background of Rooted/AC position for new attendees and provide information on GiR (Gardener in Residence) transition - Emily update
    • Answer any GiR questions or defer to Erica, any general questions
    • With transition approaching, defining goals from the staff on use of garden space or interactions with GiR will be important
    • Ask an attendee who has been involved with the garden for a while to share history of Lapham garden (has been around since Mr. Ken Swift started taking students out when he was a teacher) and Marquette garden (new space with a lot of potential) for newcomer understanding
  • Farm to School updates - Emily update
  • Share updates from principals meeting, ongoing conversation
  • Plan a more defined teacher garden-workshop for the spring to share with schools ASAP to gauge interest
    • Best if done during school day, will need more clarification on when from school
    • Ideas – Garden cooking activity paired with garden lesson activity
    • Emily will ask Erica/Bronte and Nathan Larson to help support (they have experience doing this with other schools)
  • Set a date for post-spring break garden club at Marquette
    • A full group is on the waitlist currently (for first cohort?)
    • Do we want to run two separate days of the week again for 6 weeks?  Need to decide these factors prior to Ada sending out sign-up sheet
      • Emily can co-lead Tuesdays
  • Lapham/Marquette spring programming transition - Abbey/Grace update
    • Emily to start running lessons with 5th grade at Marquette after Lapham finishes nutrition lessons
    • 6-8 weeks
    • Does programming go back to Lapham focused after, with the garden club at Marquette?  How can we continue to support teachers at Marquette with the parameters of Emily’s time?
  • To be more accessible to staff and community members going forward, would it help to move the meeting time to directly after-school going forward? (2:45 or 3pm)
  • Should we get a workday on the calendar?
  • Earth Day event for students and school(s) or Earth Day workday again?
  • Fundraising updates
  • Any updates/developments that the GT wants to make to either of the gardens?

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