By Chase Rowe,
With spring in full bloom and leaves back on the trees, attention has shifted to keeping the planet and the environment intact for future generations. April 22, 2015 marks the 45th Earth Day in the history of the planet, and Davis High’s Environmental Club is stepping in to do their part.
On Sunday, April 26, Environmental Club will hold a garden day and work in the Environmental Club garden located in front of the IPAB. The focus of the day will be the traditional maintenance of the garden, which was founded by the club years ago.
The garden provides all students with greenery to enjoy as they walk to bikes or cars after school, and also serves as a popular spot for Zoology and Botany students seeking to catch insects for their beginning-of-the-year project.
DHS’ Environmental Club will work alongside Cesar Chavez Elementary School’s own Environmental Club. According to club president senior Justin Singh-Courtney, the visit from the club may be the beginning of a longer partnership.
“The Chavez club wants to get new ideas about garden days from our club, so we invited them. In the future they will likely invite us to their garden day,” Singh-Courtney said.
Aside from the visit, Sunday’s gardening will be a fairly normal procedure for Environmental Club. The gardening session will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the club encourages people to drop by and help out.
“Hours spent with us also count towards NHS and CSF so it’s a great opportunity,” Singh-Courtney said.