Sustainability club partners with City of Tempe.

Shalae Clemens, Videographer

McClintock’s Sustainability Club is partnering with the City of Tempe to revitalize the greenhouse and its surrounding area with native plants!

They will also be constructing a more traditional food garden on campus containing Mesquite pods, Banana Yucca, Wolf berry, Hackberry, canyon grape, globe mallow (used for poultices), hopbush (used for torches and to alleviate tooth pain), Echinopterys Eglandulosa Margarita Bush, yellow trumpet bush, Wright’s buckwheat, and more.

There will be efforts to use indigenous stormwater collection systems as a method of providing water to the garden.

Club members say the goal is for the garden to be a community space for McClintock and a space that promotes environmental sustainability on campus. If you are interested in joining and having a role in the maintenance/ planning of the garden, join Sustainability Club and talk to Mrs. Ozan in room 408! They will be meeting there on Mondays for the rest of the school year.