Clermont Garden Club members, Blanche Gibson and Gwen Carter,  had the pleasure of making terrariums with Ms. Smoaks Senior AP English 4 class on May 10, 2019.


Pictured, from left to right, are Blanche Gibson,  Tracy Smoak (Lake Minneola H.S.  English 4 Teacher), and Gwen Carter.


Lake Minneola H.S. received a grant from St.  John’s Water Management District to research water conservation.   Students read books to find ways to conserve water.  The class read Seedfolks by Newbery – winning author Paul Flerschman.  Flerschman uses 13 speakers to bring to life a community Garden’s founding and first year.   Students also referenced The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman .  In the book, Fishman discusses the secret life and turbulent future of water.


Students did projects on the Green Swamp, Groundwater, Florida’s Aquifer, and Reclaimed Water to prove  why it’s so important to conserve water.



As a follow up activity, the class created individual terrariums.



Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month, (Sept. – May)  at the clubhouse at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  FL 34711.  The club’s annual End  of the Year Luncheon is held at the May meeting.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.


Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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