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. 

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. 

April 2022 Seedling Processing

This year we actually celebrate 60 years of our conservation tree project with the Parkland first graders! That is quite a wonderful legacy! Thanks to all who have given their time and efforts over these many years to keep it going. A giant thank you goes out to the 12 garden club members who worked together on April 27, 2022 to process 800 white spruce seedlings that were distributed to the 1st graders in Parkland School District to celebrate Arbor Day!