Welcome to the home of the ICS EcoClub, the environmental conservation and restoration organization of Ivy Collegiate School! Please read about our students and their efforts below:
ICS EcoClub's First Job
by Joe Chun and Matthew Park
On April 9th, 2022, the ICS Eco Club did an amazing job with creating our brand new garden. On that Saturday, the Eco Club met on the school rooftop to do the gardening. EcoClub members were excited to participate even though we knew that it would be hard work and would smell terrible because of the fertilizer. During the 2 hours, we did a lot of fun things.
First of all, we dug the land to make a pond and to make a garden. We wanted to make
the pond to put living organisms there, and make an ecosystem. In order to do this, we had to
make the water clean. We tried to clean the water, but it didn’t work. We found a lot of worms
and grubs when we were digging.
Digging was a hard job but we got a lot of energy from Mr. Morgan’s dog, Dotty. We moved the stones, too. The Stones were interrupting the gardening so much, they were very heavy. We also found many ants and spiders. It was a little scary.
Second of all, we poured the water into the dug land. We needed much more water than we thought. The buckets of water we carried up to the roof probably weighed 1kg, but to the students it felt like 1t. After we poured the water we put fertilizer all over the garden.
It smelled more horrible than we thought it would, but the students did a great job. From that time, we realized that the level of the work is going up and up.
Last of all, we planted the seeds of many flowers and plants, and made fences to stop people from destroying the garden. Making the fence was not that hard. We just had to tie some bamboo sticks together with strings. At first, we were terrible at this, but soon, our skills became very good, and we finished the job very quickly
During these 2 hours we worked a lot. It was very hard and smelled horrible, but we all
did a great job doing this work. After we finished we felt very tired, but felt the sense of accomplishment more. All the Eco club members are excited to do the next job even though they know it’ll be hard, but we know that we are helping many insects and animals. It feels amazing that we have created our own small ecosystem. We can’t wait for the next job!