Garden Club celebrates Earth Day at Rapp elementary
In celebration of Earth Day, Rappahannock County Garden Club volunteers gave several presentations on the theme of "Bees, Butterflies, and Pollinator Gardens” to the students in the Headwaters A er-School Enrichment Program at Rappahannock Elementary School.
To remind the kids of the role pollinators play in our culinary lives, these short talks, demonstrations, and stories highlighted types of pollinators, methods to help encourage and protect their existence, and some of the plants that particularly attract pollinators.
Following the presentations, the Garden Club volunteers helped After-School Enrichment Program Manager Lacey Jenkins and her sta , and Waterpenny Farm Co-Owner Rachel Bynum, who is also the Piedmont School Board member, assist the students in planting pollinator plants.
The children lled personalized ower pots they had painted earlier in the week with fennel and parsley plants, donated by Waterpenny Farm. The day concluded with a tour of the newly established pollinator area that Bynum and her volunteers are preparing behind the school to be used as an outside classroom resource, an area specifically surrounded by large shrubs and trees selected to attract pollinators.