Welcome Malcom Garden Parents!
*All Garden Parents must be Tier 1 Volunteer Cleared
Thank you so much for getting involved with the Malcom Garden Program. We are so lucky to have this beautiful school garden and with your help, our students can get in touch with nature and really enjoy this
wonderful resource during their school day.
As a MGP (Malcom Garden Parent) you will be responsible for leading your child’s class with garden activities throughout the school year, such as:
Working with your teacher to coordinate days and times that are convenient to bring your class into the garden. You will need to set up a class garden visit at least once a month. You can coordinate with your teacher to bring small groups at a time and rotate students - if that works best for your class.
Watering and maintaining your classes designated raised garden bed. Your class will have an assigned garden bed, please make sure it is taken care of and watered regularly.You may either take this job on by yourself or feel free to create a rotating schedule and ask other class parents to help with their children.
Each class will be able to choose a regular “Special Garden Task” in the garden. Full instructions will be provided once the task is chosen and may include: adding materials to the worm bins (shredded newspaper, water, etc.), planting seeds or flowers in the butterfly garden, turning the compost pile with a shovel, making nectar and filling the hummingbird feeders, etc.
As a Malcom Garden Parent, you will be the go-to person when your teacher would like to take the class to the garden for a lesson or activity. You will need to accompany (or have a designated parent who is Tier 1 cleared) to assist while your class is in the garden. It is important to remind all students of garden rules and safety.
One of the great things about this role is that you have the opportunity to be creative!