Oct 12th – Garden Work Day Cancelled

The Garden Work day scheduled for October 12th has been cancelled due to Fall Break.

Please join us in the garden on the following dates instead:
Tuesday mornings (8:15am when school is in session)
Thursday’s afternoons (3:30pm when school is in session)
November’s Garden Work Day (7:00am)

October 19th for a Special Garden Event: Humble Hive (12:00 noon)

Garden Work Day – July 13, 2019

Want to get started on your volunteer hours for the 2019-2020 school year? Want to make sure the garden looks beautiful for the children when they return in just a few short weeks?

Then, please come to our “Second Saturday Garden Work Day” this Saturday July 13th.  The gates will open at 6 a.m., so please come early to enjoy the cool morning. The workday runs from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Our garden is a vital part of the community of Desert Marigold.  Without the support of the community, our kids will not be able to fully enjoy and take advantage of what the garden has to offer. This is where parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members come in. There are projects available for all skill levels. All hands are welcome and needed!

All children must be supervised and remain in the garden area or the Grades 1-4 playground to keep the children safe and to protect our school grounds.Projects planned for this Saturday: trimming palo verde trees and clearing out and planting flowers in the raised beds to welcome the children in August. The garden has room for all hands and hearts. There are always projects with wool and seed pods for little hands and for those who desire soft work. It will be hot, so please remember to bring water, sun hats, and sunscreen!  Please bring snacks for your family or something to share!  For tree trimming, you may prefer to wear clothing that will protect you from scratches (long sleeves, leather gloves etc.)

Your time and energy in the garden is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Peach Festival – May 28

You are invited to our 6th annual DMS Peach Festival.

The festival will be held in the Garden

on Tuesday, May 28th from 3:30-5:30pm

In many cultures, peaches symbolize happiness, prosperity, and longevity. Ms. Bobi would like to invite all those who have helped and supported the Garden this year to enjoy the sweetness of our peach harvest at the annual DMS Peach Festival.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help set up contact the gardener, Ms. Bobi Harshfield at bharshfield@desertmarigold.org.

ASU Sustainability Students & DMS Volunteers – Build Bat Boxes Nov 19

Join ASU Sustainability Students and DMS Community Volunteers on Monday November 19th! Starting after school, we will have different stations where you can work on building a home for bats in our natural habitat pond area.

This day is designed to promote Sustainability, Conservation, and Happiness for future classes at Desert Marigold School.

All volunteers are welcome, Monday November 19th at 3:30pm.

Arizona State University’s Sustainability students thank you and are looking forward to a fun and fulfilling day!

2018-19 Garden Work Days

Our garden is a vital part of the community of Desert Marigold. It is one of our greatest teachers. But without the support of the community, our kids will not be able to fully enjoy and take advantage of the lessons the garden has to offer. This is where we parents, grandparents and community members come in. All hands are welcome and needed!

The attached flyer is a great way to remember all the special days set aside to come together and give the garden the much needed love it needs to thrive. Print it and hang it on the refrigerator.

Second Saturday Garden Work Days

The second Saturday of every month is set aside as the day to get our hands in the dirt and help Ms Bobi 7am-12pm.

Thursday Garden Dig-In Days

Each class sponsors 3 days throughout the year, but everyone is always welcome to join in on the Thursday evening fun from 3:30 to dusk. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together to socialize, maybe share a snack and support our beautiful garden.

Monday and Thursday Morning Drop-In

The garden is open every Monday and Thursday morning for parents to drop in.

Saturday Community Work Days sponsored by Parent Council

Three times a year, we come together as a community and work around the the entire campus doing improvements, fixes, painting, gardening, animal care and so much more!

Just a reminder that children must be supervised by an adult while in the garden.

Your time and energy in the garden is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

 

Yard Sale – Sat, May 26 – 7-11am

Got stuff you don’t need or want? Donate your unwanted items to the community yard sale, donations will be accepted through the week, please bring your items to the garden area for storage. Volunteers will be needed Friday after school for set up and Saturday for sale day. Contact Ms. Bobi at bharshfield@desertmarigold.org

All proceeds fund the DMS Garden.

Thank you!

 

 

Garden Work Day – May 13

Our garden is a vital part of the community of Desert Marigold. Come work in the Garden on Sat May 13 from 7am-11am and get your hands in the dirt and help Ms Bobi. Just a reminder that children must be supervised by an adult while in the garden. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together to socialize, maybe share a snack and support our beautiful garden.

Peach Festival – May 16

Share your talents by preparing a dish featuring peaches. Sign up for our 4th annual Peach Festival is May 16, 3:30-5:30pm. Our school peaches are taking there sweet time ripening and should be ready for pick up Wed, May 14th after school and daily until the festival. We ask that you cook, bake or create a dish to share with our community, featuring our school peaches. Please bring your creation back on May 16th, drop offs in the office before 2pm and after 2 in the garden.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help set up email or contact the gardener, Ms. Bobi Harshfield @ bharshfield@desertmarigold.org
This is a community event and we welcome everyone. Servers and dish wash station helpers would be greatly appreciated. The Signup Genius is here

Peach Festival – May 10

Share your talents by preparing a dish featuring peaches. Sign up for our 4th annual Peach Festival is May 10, 3:30-5:00pm. Our school peaches are taking there sweet time ripening and should ready for pick up Wed, May 3rd after school and daily until the festival. We ask that you cook, bake or create a dish to share with our community, featuring our school peaches. Please bring your creation back on May 10th, drop offs in the office before 2pm and after 2 in the garden.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.
if you have questions or would like to volunteer to help set up email or contact the gardener, Ms. Bobi Harshfield @ bharshfield@desertmarigold.org
This is a community event and we welcome everyone. Servers and dish wash station helpers would be greatly appreciated. The Signup Genius is here
For the latest updates on how DMS is approaching the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please see our COVID-19 UPDATES PAGE
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