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GARDEN CLUB TAKES ON PROJECTS

ASPIRA South Charter School Garden Club is proud to share its accomplishments with the community.

Jun11-Pic3The first project of the Garden Club was a butterfly garden complete with propagated milkweed to feed the caterpillars and colorful Penta flowers to attract the butterflies. As the local nestling mocking birds were hatching simultaneously with the caterpillar arrival, the Garden Club made the decision to construct artificial habitats to protect the caterpillars during the metamorphosis process and to prevent any further casualties. We were excited to release our first Monarch butterfly into the wild, raised by Garden Club member Leonardo Montas. We have nine more pupas in chrysalis which will be released as metamorphosis completes.

The second project the ASPIRA South Garden Club would like to share is the design and installation of the ASPIRA South "Welcome Garden" placed at the entry gate of the visitor parking lot. The "Welcome Garden" Jun11-Pic4was designed to not only beautify and add a welcoming green space to the school with richly colored pink and red flowers and green Litrope, but also functions as an additional habitat for the Monarch butterflies offering nectar to feed from and milkweed for the caterpillars.

The last project the Garden Club will attempt for the 2011 school year is to construct an Orchid and Bromeliad habitat, using the various Oak trees around the ASPIRA South campus and donated plants from various nurseries in the area.