The Garden Club is an after school group that has designed, built, tended, and harvested a school garden at Logan. The harvested food has been used by food service in school lunches.
Students can join by filling out a application form, showing their interest and answering some questions. A reference from a teacher is also required.The club meets every Wednesday from 4-5pm.
The club stays busy throughout the year by researching plants, designing projects, watering, planting, harvesting, washing, etc.They even have a grow lab in the library, so they can grow plants throughout the year. In the fall, the kids grew broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and spinach. Through the winter they grew spinach and herbs. Now that spring is here, they have started tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce.They even harvested some basil to make pesto.
The garden is located behind the field house on the back side of the football field bleachers at Logan Elementary and they have lots of support from the community. "We have had community help in getting some supplies. Garick Topeka Biomass and Yard Materials Recycling Facility has donated the mulch for our paths. The high school Key Club has been an active participant in getting projects off the ground." said Club Sponsor Clayton Schrader. "The Pep Grant funded most of our gardening materials. The Key Club at the high school (with some help from STUCO) funded the materials for our raised beds. PTO has added some funds to their budget for items such as seeds. This will help to keep the initiative going. There has been a lot of interest in our garden. It has been awesome
getting this project going. We have made sure that it is a completely
student led program. The students do the work, clear down to designing
the layout of the garden."