Sorry for the late post, school has been a little busy. At our last meeting (2-12-09) we discussed opportunities for club members to get involved in the community.
There is an option to volunteer at a nearby elementary school with members of the Forestry Club. The children get the benefit of positive role models and volunteers get a great leadership opportunity.
In April or early May volunteers are needed in Big Stone County, MN to help plant bare root fruit trees that are a result from a 150 tree donation to elementary students in a effort to promote community sustainability and nutrition awareness. I am the student organizer on working on this project this semester and can help answer any questions.
As far as activities this semester, when March hits we will be busy planting, planting, planting. I was also interested in getting a Saturday tour of Bushel Boy Farms in Owatonna MN. http://www.bushelboy.com They are a large producer of hydroponic lettuce and tomatoes. It is a place I have always been interested in visiting.
Horticulture BINGO was the over all the big hit of the meeting. Members were asked general horticulture vocabulary from classes as Plant Prop. and Greenhouse management. It was a lot of fun.
If anyone has questions or suggestions of volunteer opportunities please contact me.