Recent Events!

Thank you to teachers Lisa Weise and Hannah Cappelletti for getting students engaged in the Fall Cleanup of the High School Memorial Garden!

Holt Garden
Holt Garden
Holt Garden

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The “Garden Club”

The Holt Community Garden Club is open to ALL AGES and we encourage volunteer gardeners at every level to come sweat a little and join in the fun of gardening!  Even if you don’t have a “green thumb” we can still put you to work with a shovel!  No registration is needed.

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Support the Environment!

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Donation Total: $50

Thank you to our donors!

Golden Gardeners ($300 and above)

  • Lois Woll
  • Your name could be here!

Rose Gardeners ($50 and above)

  • Matthew Weise
  • John Girdwood

Thank you to our volunteers!

We want to especially thank the volunteers from the 2|42 church in Okemos.  Those individuals are frequently found in our photos from the events!

Did you know…

95% of educators who use school gardening in their curriculum report that school gardening enhances student learning (DeMarco, Relf, & McDaniel, 1999)

Many teachers indicate that school gardens are useful “for environmental education (97.1%) and experiential learning (72.9%), and 84.3 % of teachers said that related activities enhanced student learning” (Skelly & Bradley, 2000)


Holt Community Garden Club
Holt Community Garden Club

Past Events

Saturday May 13, 2017

2017-05-13 Holt Junior High School Garden Volunteers

Saturday June 24, 2017

2017-06-24 Holt North Campus Garden Volunteers

Many more photos can be viewed on our social media pages

Saturday June 24, 2017

2017-06-24 Horizon Elementary Garden Volunteers

List of Student Memorials

We also work hard to maintain the Student Memorial Garden at the Holt High School.  Here is a list of students we memorialize in that garden.  This is not necessarily a comprehensive list; i.e. these are all the students whom we are aware of at this time.  If you would like to add a memorial to the garden, please contact John at or (774) 473-9663.

  • Robbie Bolanowski and Alysha Salt Aug 23, 2004
  • Chris Plunkett (Class of ’04) April 15, 2006
  • Emily and Chelsea Sherman May 2006
  • Doug Baker (stone in garden)
  • Tyler Watson (stone under lilac)
  • Kara Hickock (pansy pot)
  • Colin Nethaway Sept 07, 2007
  • Nick Krish (Class of ’08) October 28, 2010
  • Joe Alvarado (Class of ’10) November 5, 2010
  • Taylyr CochranHolly Bossenbery, and Anthony Harris January 2011
  • Jeanette Rich 3/2/03 – 8/30/18; Class of ’21
  • Memorials (signs) added 2016:
    • Alfred White, 2/16/1996 – 8/11/2014 (Class of ’14)
    • Chris Miranda-Oliva (Class of ’15)
    • Taylor Wood, 3/28/1997- 3/25/2015
  • Memorials we improved 2016:
    • Dustin Gerber, 1985 – 2004 (new sign)
    • BENCH: In celebration of Ernie Snyder’s 90th Birthday 6/24/2016
  • Memorials recently improved or added:
    • Kyle Dane, new stone from family (03/12/1986-09/28/2015)
  • Next up to memorialize:
  • Benches we installed:
    • Remembering Our Three Angels
      • #25 Taylyr Cochran,
      • #4 Anthony Harris, and
      • Holly Bossenbery
    • To our parents, coaches,
      • and those who did it all…
      • In Memory of Craig Anderson
      • and Coach Wayne Roberts
    • Often, when we lose somebody
      • who is very close to us…
      • We grow stronger as a family.
      • In Memory of Jason Baragar