We have more school groups volunteering in the gardens each year. We have plenty of work to do even for large groups of 70 students. The key to working with these groups is breaking them into teams of 10 or so students.
In years past, we could call in our Garden Educators, now, we must count on volunteer leaders to lead each team. Not just anyone can step in and lead. The person needs to be familiar with how we work, where things are and how to engage fifth graders to high school students to focus on the task.
Thank you to Julie Whitaker, Mary Spurling, Nancy Garfinkel and Haley Shutter for helping to lead the groups that volunteered this fall. I could not have done it without you.
Email email@example.com if you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer group leader.
The whole fifth grade from Country Day School in Indian Hill has been volunteering in the garden for the last eight years.