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What does our committee do?

  • Coordinates the Encinal Garden Program including organizing parent volunteers to teach indoor/outdoor garden lessons.
  • Ensure parent-volunteers have the resources and supplies they need to give teach garden class to students.
  • Guide directions/changes to the Garden Program.

What types of responsibilities do our volunteers help with?

  • Communication with parents, HRP’s, and PTO, both electronic and in-person (e.g. Back to School Coffee).
  • Organizing general garden area maintenance.
  • Updating our Garden Class website.

When do we need you?

  • The garden program is run throughout the entire school year with at least 1 parent volunteer per classroom.
  • Start-up time needed in Fall.

How much time commitment is involved?

  • Garden classes are generally given once per month for 1 hour.

Any special skills required?

  • No gardening experience required! We have easy to follow curriculum guides for each grade and you can also create your own curriculum. It’s entirely up to the parent-volunteers.

Please refer to the PTO Committees table to contact the committee chair.