Wilchester Garden

Wilchester is thrilled to have a garden, which promotes healthy living and outdoor learning. In 2014, the PTA’s garden committee installed five raised beds (east of the basketball courts, in the center of our track).  The garden committee was awarded a grant from the SBEF in Spring 2014, a grant from Whole Foods Foundation in January 2015, and finally a grant from The American Heart Association and WorleyParsons in Fall of 2016!

The garden now consists of four raised vegetable gardens, an herb garden, two fruit trees, and a native plants butterfly garden.

Ready To Grow Gardens has partnered with Wilchester to provide professional garden educator classes with our teachers for our students!  

As with any PTA committee, we would love to have YOU volunteer with us! You don’t need a green thumb to volunteer as we need help with volunteer coordination, grant/fundraising in addition to watering, weeding and many other fun gardening activities. Sign-up to help on the Homeroom Sign-Up Genius you received from your homeroom parent. 

What's growing in the Garden?

On September 12th, Second grade took their first trip to the Wilchester Garden. They were able to harvest Sweet Potatoes as a fall crop.  Between all of the 2nd grade classes they were able to harvest 46 pounds of Sweet Potatoes! Look at their hard work:   

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We also are continuing to produce Eggplant and beautiful Sunflowers and Zinnias. Stop by the Garden to check them out!   

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3rd grade will be in the Garden at the end of the month (Sept 28th) getting a few garden beds ready and planting carrot seeds for the fall.

 

Interested in growing your own sweet potatoes? Check out these tips:

  • Plant them in the spring
  • Dig at least 12 inches deep for planting
  • Water every other day
  • Snip back the vines and keep them at least 3 feet from the main plant
  • Fertilize!


For additional information, please contact the 2022-2023 Garden Chairperson:


Cayla Siegal - Cayla.siegel@gmail.com

 

 

 


The WCE Garden is an Urban Harvest Affiliated Garden

 

 

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As a busy September comes to a close we want to thank the following volunteers and committees for their hard work at WCE this month.  They are truly helping to make this "A Year for the Ages!"

Our Homeroom Coordinators Cassie Greenway and Courtney Robertson for all of their hard work behind the scenes working with this year's homeroom parents and for leading another great homeroom parent training meeting at the end of August.  

The Birthday Marquee Coordinator Lisa Hodges for overseeing the sales of the birthday marquees and for working with the front office to get those names on the birthday marquee this month and the rest of the school year.  We know how excited kids are to see their names on the marquee!

Our new Social Media Coordinator Annie McQueen for helping keep us all informed of what's happening around WCE. And there is alot to keep us informed about!  

The PGP/GT Liaisons for organizing and hosting a Bendwood Parents Meeting at WCE.  This was a great chance for parents to get their questions answered and to learn more about the Spiral program: CrystalLee Potts, Emily Raines, Shayla Russell.

Odyssey of the Mind Chair Mariju Wille for hosting a very informative Odyssey of the Mind information session and helping to spread the word about OM!

The newly formed Internal Needs Committee (Brandi Stanton, Ashleigh Davis and Ashley Kunco) and the heart of Wilchester, Amanda Dikdan, for the work they have already done supporting the WCE community. And a big thanks to everyone at WCE who has donated snacks and hygiene packs this month!

Thank you again to everyone for helping make this truly "A Year for the Ages"! 

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