Plants growing in PHS garden

Volunteers are needed to help care for the Plymouth High School garden this summer.

School garden helpers sought

Posted June 12, 2017

The public is invited to help care for the Plymouth School District gardens during the summer months.

Individuals, couples and families can sign up for a week (or more!) to pull weeds and care for plants in the gardens at Fairview, Horizon and Parkview elementary schools, Riverview Middle School/Youth Center, and Plymouth High School.

Tasks include:

  • Stopping by one to three times per week or as needed based on weather and weeds.
  • Watering the garden beds using provided hoses and or sprinkler (except at PHS, which has a watering system). 
  • Weeding the garden beds and bringing the weeds home or elsewhere to compost.
  • Pulling weeds in the wooden mulch.
  • Reading, laughing, having lunch, dancing, singing, finding bugs and enjoying the time in the garden!

Plants/produce that need to remain in the garden for a class project will be marked. In exchange for their help, families are invited to take some of the remaining produce to enjoy at home or donate.

Volunteers also are cordially invited to the Garden Party Potluck from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 in the PHS garden.

Learn more:
• Email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, call (920) 892-5068, or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.
• Explore the Community Engagement section of our District Report Card to learn more about the many opportunities for community members to volunteer in our schools.