June 14, 2022 PTA News: Summer Garden Sign Up

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Dear Families,

Every summer we have a wonderful tradition of coming together to make sure our Veggie Garden and Garden Classroom are cared for all summer.  This is a great activity to do with your children, and can be fit in around camps and work.

What do you need to know before signing up?

  • You are committing to caring for the garden for a week, so please pick a week you are in town.
  • Please start by signing up for 1 slot only so that other families have the opportunity to sign up.  Starting on Friday, you can sign up for more slots if you wish to.
  • The primary job is watering to keep the plants healthy. Depending on the weather, you likely only need to water a few times during the week.  The secondary task is weeding - a little every week means the weeds can be held off, but if we let it run wild they take over.
  • We have a clear instruction list that will be posted in the gardens and emailed to volunteers.
  • We can host tours and answer questions on Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday (18th through 21st) - just email maryleeburbankpta@gmail.com after you sign up if you want an in person meet up.  (We can also arrange an in person tour later in the summer if you sign up for a later week.)

Sign up now, and email us if you want an in person tour/instruction session!

Other Garden Volunteer Needs

Please reach out to us by email if you would like to help with these other projects which don't require any particular time commitment:

  • Repairing and replacing plant names signs in the Garden Classroom (we have the supplies!)
  • Preparing the Fall garden curriculum for enrichment lessons
  • Bush trimming and extra weeding throughout the summer

Finally, we'd like to extend a huge thank you to our parent volunteer Martin Guentert who provided all the labor and expertise for rebuilding our Veggie Garden fence over the past year!  Volunteers keep the PTA and our projects alive and thriving, just like our gardens, and we couldn't have done this project without Martin.

Thank you,

Heather Rubeski & Andrea Fisichella

Burbank PTA Co-Presidents

Questions or want to sign up to help out?  Email us at maryleeburbankpta@gmail.com