Lapel Elementary Garden Club


Mission Statement

To Inspire and Create a Love for Gardening in the Hearts of Students!

The Lapel Elementary Garden Club meets every Tuesday in Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade classroom from 3-4:30. Students must have a signed permission slip on file with Mrs. Smith before joining the club.

The goal of the Lapel Elementary Garden Club is to establish a network of teachers, students, parents, and other community specialists to create an educational and fun environment for all of us to learn.

  • Students will participate in all aspects of sustainable gardening from planning and planting to harvesting and eating.
  • The garden is a place where students can learn about good food choices, build a love of nature, have social experiences with their peers and teachers, and develop an awareness of local ecology and the environment.
  • Teachers can integrate gardening into subjects such as math, science, social studies, reading, writing, and art.
  • When the garden produces enough produce, it will be used in the school cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Smith via email or cell (765) 620-4964.

Garden Club Wish List

  • Small spades (50-75)
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Hose
  • Rain Barrels (3)
  • Gardening Gloves (50-75)
  • Several Large Shovels and spades
  • Gourds
  • Small Hand Clippers
  • Rakes (3-4)
  • Several old tarps
  • Trash Bags
  • Empty flats, trays, and all sizes of pots
  • Garden Wagon
  • Old string or jute
  • Old/cracked bowling balls
  • Empty water bottles and 2-liter bottles
  • Vegetable and herb seeds
  • Flower seeds
  • Flower bulbs
  • Potting Soil
  • Old Vinyl blinds
  • Vegetable plant markers for outside
  • Old Spoons (metal)
  • Individually-wrapped snacks
  • Watering Cans - all sizes
  • Golf Tees
  • Marbles
  • Empty cat food cans
  • Clipboards
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Plastic grocery sacks