Why are pollinators important to us at CLCS?

The pollinator population of an area is a good indicator of the overall health of that particular ecosystem. At CLCS, we are committed to stewarding our school property responsibly.This means taking care of the many diverse species of plants and animals that God has blessed us with at our school, especially the pollinators. Without them, where would we be?

CLCS Pollinator Garden 2016 Painted Lady Butterfly

The Pollinator Garden is where our youngest students do most of their gardening work. The garden is close to the school building (and the hose), and contains perennials such as purple iris, chives and hosta. The children start flowers from seeds in the spring, and take care of the young plants until the end of our school year at the beginning of June

Although many of our students have never gardened before, most of them quickly discover that they do enjoy gardening. Turning the earth, pulling out “weeds,” and discovering worms and beetles are all delightful work. ¬†As they maintain the garden and watch young plants grow, they learn many things about God’s creation.

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
– Proverbs 16:24
CLCS Primary B Pollinator Garden 2016 Planting