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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Garden club members get hands dirty

16 people attended the Annual Seed Planting Day on Apr. 23. Garden Club members considered it a great success in the club’s history.

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Michael Choi and Yuan Zhang, both 11, plant cucumber seeds. 16 people attended Garden Club’s Annual Seed Planting Day on Apr. 23. In a few months the seeds will have transformed into full grown plants yielding herbs, fruits, and vegetables that will be delivered to the Blue Ash Cancer Support Center. Photo Courtesy of Katie Steinberg.

“I have a vegetable garden at home but it’s cool to see other kids who don’t, or who just enjoy gardening, planting through a school club,” said Sneha Rajagopal, 11.

List of seeds planted:

  • Sugar Ann Snap Pea
  • Masai Bush Haricots Verts
  • Shintokiwa Cucumber
  • Flashy Green Butter Oak Lettuce
  • Gigante dItalia Parsley
  • Revolution Sweet Pepper
  • Juliet Tomato
  • Sweet Basil

   “Living in such a fast-changing world, I believe some activities can build your peace of mind, such as gardening and bird-watching.  Gardening can create an environment where a person can be himself and have positive interactions with others.  I love the idea of Garden Club, planting veggies and providing them to cancer patients,” said Ning Zhang, Mandarin Chinese teacher.

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Students unfamiliar with gardening were also welcome to participate.

   “I thought it was really fun even though I am not an experienced gardener. I went because it was for a good cause; I enjoy helping people and being outside. At the same time, we were helping the environment right in time for Earth Day, so it was a win-win ,” said Rosie Hou, 10.

Anyone interested in helping with future gardening activities should email lila.englander@gmail.com.

For more background information of Garden Club, visit SHSleaf.com.

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I am currently a senior. This year I serve as an assignment editor. I love writing about people or groups with fascinating stories who often fly under the radar. Beyond learning to use the Adobe design programs and developing my writing skills, journalism has allowed me to pursue my love of learning and gain a deeper understanding of the profound value of collaboration. I enjoy participating in Academic Quiz Team, Chinese Club and TEAMS team. I love backpacking, kayaking, climbing, reading and napping. I am learning Chinese at school at the AP level and can read, write and speak Hebrew because I went to Jewish day school until eighth grade. I also sharpened my Hebrew skills during junior year while studying abroad for a semester in the desert of Israel through Alexander Muss High School in Israel. The past three summers, I have been lucky enough to intern at a small nonprofit called Design Impact. My favorite book is "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. My favorite T.V. shows are "The Wire" and "True Detective." My three favorite news sources are "The New York Times," "The Atlantic," and "The Onion." I also listen to "This American Life" on NPR every week. Although I am interested in pursuing a career in engineering, I am confident that journalism will benefit me wherever I end up. I am looking forward to another great year on staff!
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Garden club members get hands dirty