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Organic garden to become joint effort of MHS and RJK Eco ClubsStudents in garden

June 18, 2011

Last year, the Monticello High School Eco Club took over the garden near the Middle School and turned it into an organic garden with a grant from Sullivan Renaissance. Several students met once a week over the summer with their advisor to weed, water and pick the produce in the garden. All the produce was delivered to the Federation of the Homeless.
This year, the MHS Eco Club has received a $250 grant from the New York State Students in gardenJaycee’s to increase their growing area, so they can provide more food to the Federation.

The MHS Senior Class of 2011 has donated a seated arbor for the garden, as their senior gift to the school. The arbor will increase the aesthetics of the garden and provide support for the grapevine that has been planted.

This spring, the MHS Eco Club joined with the newly reformed RJK Eco Club in the hopes of forming a mentoring garden program with the middle and high school students. The RJK Eco Club has provide a garden shed and a small greenhouse which will help in our garden endeavors of starting our own plants in the spring and extending the season of plant and culinary herbs in the fall. The students are looking forward to successful gardening season this year.