Throughout the summer the Iroquois Middle School Garden club meet every
Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students tended to the vegetable garden,
weeded and maintained the perennial garden that is adjacent to the school
At the last summer session in early September, the group harvested 130 radishes as well as two pumpkins, which are displayed in the schools main office and library. The club still has basil, potatoes, carrots, onions and more pumpkins growing in the garden, as well as our beautiful sunflowers.
The majority of the produce harvested is being given to Iroquois Home and Careers teachers to be used in the cooking labs. Later this month on a Friday after school the garden club members will harvest all of the basil and make a starter pesto that students can use as part of their class recipes.
The Garden Club showed its work to the Board of Education last spring as part of the "Students First" presentation series at Board meetings.
Visit the Garden Club's website for more information.