Immaculate Conception Catholic School Garden Club
Robert and Kelly Burgett - supervisor teachers
Fall 2020- Spring 2021 school year
Respect for human life means respecting all of God’s creation. We must re-engage with our environment and take responsibility for it; live sustainably, live so that there are enough resources for everyone.
The relationship between human activity and global warming must be constantly monitored for “the climate is a good that must be protected”.
(Vatican’s Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, para 470)
“Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it, and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”
- Pope Francis
With this message in mind, ICCS will offer a sensory garden to teach all the students on campus how to be good and loving stewards of the gift of creation.
Use plants that help meet the five senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, sound)
Teach students how to properly care for nature and to see the value in all creation
Build an understanding of sustainability by teaching how to use the plants grown
Partner with the STEM club to create hydroponics
The greenhouse is an 18’ x 24’ enclosed space. Inside will have an island in the middle as well as a hanging garden on the side and along the top.