Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School
The name "Pelion Community Garden" was selected by the 5th and 6th graders at City Honors School. In Greek Mythology, Mount Pelion was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, and the beloved mascot of City Honors School.
Our garden is busy with activity. We have created a full calendar of hands-on opportunities for students to learn about plants, nutrition, science, and sustainable living.
Pelion Community Garden has many different features:
- A rain garden full of of native shrubs, perennials, and pollinator buffets
- Almost a dozen raised beds for vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are planted and tended by our students
- A living fence of sunflowers, edible flowers, honeysuckle, and other flowering vines
- Almost a dozen fruit trees including cherry, plum, peach, and native serviceberry
- A First Peoples garden which incorporates the Three Sisters crops, a corn maze, and a colorful trellis for vertical growing
- Community vegetable beds that will be planted by and tended to by many families from our neighborhood
We host regular volunteer opportunities the first Thursday and first Saturday of each month from April to November. We also welcome corporate volunteer days where students work alongside community members to complete garden projects. We also offer many free workshops that teach the public about gardening and growing vegetables.
Check out our video to see the amazing transformation of these neglected lots into a garden full of flowers, trees, vegetables, and wildlife! It was filmed and produced by two parents from the CHS community.
The CHS Garden Club is open to all students and meets most Wednesdays after school. For more information on the Garden Club please contact our club advisor by emailing Caesandra Seawell,or calling 716-803-5566.
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