Native Growers

The Native Growers program is a partnership with the Office of Special Education. High school Alternate Curriculum Class (ACC) students develop horticulture skills while learning about the importance of native plants and their relationships to native animals. Students grow milkweed to support Monarch caterpillars, nectar plants to support pollinators, submerged aquatic vegetation (SAVs) to plant in rivers to protect the shoreline and provide habitat for marine species, and trees to be planted in restoration projects. Students propagate plants by seed, root division, and cuttings. Students learn how to water, identify and treat plant pesst using integrated pest management (IPM), transplant plants and compost. The plants produced by this program support our Chesapeake Connections restoration projects throughout the county.

Contact Sheen Goldberg swgoldberg@aacps.org

Arlington Echo 410-222-3822

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