The TVEMS fourth grade students of Christine Poling Ward invited the Mountaineer Garden Club to assist in planting a variety of perennials in their Butterfly Garden.
On Wednesday the 30 of May, Members of the Garden club gathered with the students, assessed the plantings for appropriate location within the prepared ground and together planted several perennial specimens.
Ward recognized that young people can experience deeper understanding of natural systems and become better stewards of the Earth by designing, cultivating, and harvesting school gardens with their own hands. The Mountaineer Garden Club encourages school garden projects that nurture community spirit, common purpose, and cultural appreciation by building bridges among students, school staff, families, and local businesses and organizations. The plants were donated by Adkins Home Store of Parsons and Mary’s Greenhouse of Elkins.