Bacich Gardening Club

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
Year Founded: 
About the Program: 

The objective of the Bacich Garden Club is to provide gardening education and offer hands-on activities that connect students in grades 1-4 with nature within the Native Garden space at Bacich Elementary. In addition to planting herbs and vegetables from seeds and starts in garden beds, we have taught students how to test for CO2 in soil with a soil respiration kit, started worm bins, created butterfly and bird feeders and will plant a pollinator garden, harvest produce and make salads with the students. We have also nurtured a quiet respite away from the playground and sports fields where students barter and trade goods amongst themselves and learn how to play cooperatively in a space dedicated to native plants, Miwok education and gardening.