Elks Lodge, Garden Club Collaborate With Whole Foods

Elks Lodge 1352, located at Belvedere and Jog roads, will join with master gardeners and volunteers from the Wellington Garden Club and collaborate with staff from Whole Foods Market in Wellington to begin a new season of gardening with the Wynnebrook Elementary School Junior Garden Club. The new season will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon.

Now in its fourth year, the junior garden club program with Wynnebrook Elementary School at the Elks Lodge, sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club, is helping to create future scientists, environmentalists, conservationists and earth stewards by giving them hands-on gardening experience once a week after school.

“As soon as Whole Foods Market learned of this project, they jumped at the chance to get involved in this important community outreach endeavor,” said Frederick Esters, CEO of Prosper & Be In Health Inc., and a member of the Wellington Garden Club.

Working with other volunteers organized by Esters, they will prepare the garden for planting and assist the students as they plant hundreds of seedlings, many provided by the Tomato Store in Indiantown.

After gardening, Whole Foods Market associates will prepare and serve a light supper to the students, their parents, school staff, special guest supporters and community garden volunteers.

For more information, contact Esters at pbih@pbihinc.com or (561) 753-0725.