Parkland 1st Grade Tree Seedling Distribution

About this activity:

Each April club members meet to wrap seedlings for all of Parkland School District’s 1st graders.  The same week, in celebration of Earth and Arbor Day, members deliver these seedlings to the elementary schools.  They also provide a program on the importance of conservation and tree care (including a demonstration on how to plant tree seedlings) to help instill a love of gardening and care for the environment. 

April 2024 Seedling Processing and Distribution

PGC members met at President Claire's house on Friday, April 26th to sort and wrap 800 small white spruce seedlings for their annual Arbor Day activity. Many volunteers were on hand to help with the work. Claire provided a beautiful buffet lunch that all members enjoyed. 

The tiny wrapped trees were then the sorted by school and class and were given to each first grader in the Parkland school district. In many of the schools, PGC volunteers gave a talk to the students and demonstrated how to plant their trees.  

Last Year...

May 2023 Seedling Processing and Distribution

On May 3, 2023 a group of Parkland Garden Club Members met at president Claire Kukielka's house for the annual tradition of wrapping White Spruce seedlings. With the hard work, dedication and direction of committee Chair Deb Barhight, the team processed over 800 seedlings and then delivered them to the first graders in the Parkland School District. The students were instructed how to plant the tiny trees and why we must care for our environment. Members also enjoyed a wonderful luncheon courtesy of president Claire after the busy morning.