Gardening Club Helps Home-Grown Engagement Sprout at MBS

Interest in the MBS Middle School Gardening Club – the “Pepper Pals” – has taken root at MBS, with several new initiatives sprouting up this fall. In addition to a flower and vegetable garden in the front of the Math & Science Center, the group will now be tending to a pumpkin patch behind the building.

“The goal of the club is to help students physically connect with the outdoors while learning about where our food come from and the process of growing healthy foods,” said advisor Heather Everett.

This semester, the Pepper Pals will keep busy planting seeds, picking produce, and maintaining the gardens and compost bin. New projects this year will include building a raised bed, saving seeds, and winter sowing.


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