Club Project Creating Learning Gardens at California Elementary in Orange

Club members putting in the final borders

In March of 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Orange spent 2 Days at California Elementary School in Orange working alongside their School Principal John Albert, teachers, parents and students to create Learning Gardens in 4 of the planters between campus classrooms.

Leading the effort was Club Member and El Modena High School Nature Center Director Jeanne Carter, who developed a planting plan, assisted the club to get all the materials and tools together to create the learning gardens. Ms. Carter also created lessons for the teachers to use with their students to increase their knowledge of Native California Plants, Butterflies etc…

At the end of the school year on June 16, 2015 we checked in with School Principal John Albert to see how the gardens were doing. We were excited to learn that many of the teachers and their classrooms had taken responsibility for the watering, weeding and care of the gardens. We were also excited to see how the plants were growing and the number of flowering bushes and plants that had bloomed since they were planted.

We hope you enjoy the pictures and this great example of how the Kiwanis Club of Orange works together with the community to make a difference for elementary school students.[gallery link=”none” ids=”652,659,672,677,682,680,671,669,675,674,673,684,686,688,695,699,700,701,702,706,707,705,703″

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