06/02/2018 - 08/31/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The State College Girl Scouts maintain a plot in the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden.
This task is appropriate for girls of all age levels and makes a great service activity. Activities will include weeding and preparing flower beds, learning to identify many of the variety of plants in the garden, planting annuals, and planting seeds.
Helping to plant and care for the garden is a great way to finish out your Outdoor Journey.
If you love gardens, the work doesn’t stop with the planting! Note – helping with the planting is NOT required to help tend the garden throughout the summer.
If your troop is interested in helping out at the Butterfly Garden this summer, please sign up for a week (or more!) of garden care. During your week of care your troop will be responsible for visiting the garden at least once to take care of any needed weeding, watering, etc. You may also be asked to plant new plants.
If you don’t know anything about the garden or how to tell the difference between penstamon and crown vetch, don’t worry! We’ll make sure to hook you up with a mentor (another troop leader or one of the master gardeners in charge of the project) to make sure you and your girls learn everything you need to know.
Baring severe drought, once a week is likely sufficient to get the job done.
In order for your girls to get the most out of the experience, we do recommend you sign your troop up for more than one week. That way you will get to watch the garden grow throughout the season and in August you can look at the 12ft tall sunflowers and know that YOU planted those seeds.