Summer Watering Help

Our garden is growing! Thanks to some of our staff and students, we have planted a variety of seeds in our school garden. The Hayhurst Garden Committee is looking for help with summer watering. We’re using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like. Ideally a family would sign up for 7 consecutive days with watering on some of those days. You can also share the week with another family. Sign up for each day you will be monitoring the garden.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Front Beautification Project

We are almost done with Phase 1 of our landscape project! The plants are starting to put on growth, we have a few more to add then the final layer of mulch will be added. The garden committee will water throughout the summer to help the plants establish good roots. It was brought to our attention that a plant we selected for the school beautification project was of great concern. The Hayhurst Garden Committee is dedicated to serve the school and community through maintenance, education and best practices. We have decided to replace the Burgundy Wine Nandina with a more suitable plant for our school environment and use this as a teaching opportunity.

Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo): a common ornamental landscape evergreen shrub, comes in various sizes, names and shades of green, red, burgundy and purple with red or white berries. While beautiful and hardy, all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested, are considered invasive in some areas like Florida (not yet here in our area), and can kill some song birds that are desperate for food (not usually their first choice).
If you have this beautiful shrub in your yard, the simple act of trimming the berry clusters and disposing of them in the trash (not compost), will alleviate any concern for bird death or invasiveness. And with all landscape plants, keep children and pets from eating them.

Join the Garden Committee!

The Garden Committee is looking for a new Garden Coordinator and additional team members for the 2021/2022 school year. We’d love to have you be a part of our team!

Click the link for more info!

Next Work Party: Saturday June 19, 9:00 am-12:00pm

We will have a variety of jobs for all ages and sizes. Bring gloves, weeding tools/buckets, hand pruners, loppers, wheel barrels, weed wackers/string, shovels, bow rakes (rigid), water and your mask.


Questions/Comments? Please contact Nadya Burchette