High Schoolers can sign up for a summer-long gardening experience. The BTC “Garden Club” is uniquely created to provide opportunities to explore the horticultural world in a small group setting. Students can also sign up for dates to water and care for The Bridge Garden throughout the summer.
Space is limited and we ask students to commit to at least 4 of the 6 programs.
June 6 (Tues., 4:00-5:30) Seeds, Containers & Gardens
Learn the basics of seed planting all summer long. We will also explore creating colorful flower-filled containers. Feel free to bring your phones as Priscilla shares all the gardening connections she follows on social.
June 27 (Tues., 3:00-5:00) Garden Care 101: Flower & Veg
Gain hands on basic knowledge on how to care for and what to look for in a garden.
*July 18 (Tues., 1:00-6:00 ) Visit Local Nursery & Priscilla’s Home Garden
As a gardener one of your “happy places” becomes your local nursery. Journey with Priscilla to walk through her personal garden and enjoy a snack before getting lost at the amazing Sunrise Nursery. Students will have time to explore and purchase plants.
*GARDEN CLUB ON JULY 18TH WILL BE AN OFFSITE PROGRAM. Students will travel on the bus to two offsite locations (Sunrise Nursery, 10300 E. 9000 N. Road in Grant Park; and a home garden in Frankfort). Must have “Permission to Transport” indicated on Student Membership Application.
July 27 (Thurs., 4:00-5:30) Pests, Problems and Redos
Put your detective hats on as we inspect our garden for invaders. Gather organic garden tips and tricks to keep pests from taking over your garden!
August 9 (Wed., 1:00-3:00) Garden Art & Summer Beverages
Nothing better than sitting back and taking time to enjoy the garden with a cool summer drink and creating some garden art that will give your plants something cool to hang out with.
August 23 (Wed., 4:00-5:30) Harvest Time: Recipes from the Garden
It’s time to reap what we sowed! Come hang out with your new Garden Club friends and assemble some tasty treats right from the garden and learn how to preserve the harvest.
Important Attendance Policy:
Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.