Vegetables and flowers growing outside PHS

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

School garden helpers sought

Posted May 29, 2018

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

Individuals, couples, families and youth groups are encouraged to sign up for a fun, hands-on learning experience.

Volunteers are needed to weed, water and harvest plants in all school gardens: Fairview, Horizon and Parkview elementary schools, Riverview Middle School, Plymouth Youth Center, and Plymouth High School.

District garden coordinators Laura Grunwald and Adrienne Barrett will provide coaching and training in the beginning, and communication and coordination throughout the summer.

The time commitment is flexible, depending on your schedule. 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.
  • Harvesting ripe produce.
  • Watching the plants grow between visits!

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

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 award-winning District Report Card to learn more about the many opportunities for community members to volunteer in our schools.