This spring, students from Calvert School participated in a service-learning project at Irvine. At 5 and 6 years-old, these 62 students were some of Irvine’s youngest volunteers!
Students learned about what flowers need to grow, different methods of seed dispersal, and what it means when a plant is called “native.” Students harvested the seed pods of False indigo (Baptisia australis), a plant in the pea family. They planted hundreds of these seeds throughout Irvine’s meadow. False indigo is a host plant for the larvae of several different butterfly species, and in a couple of years will have gorgeous indigo blooms each spring. Thanks again to our young volunteers from Calvert School!