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For the third year now, the Tom McCall Roots&Shoots group has planned to take 3 field trips to Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Learning Center. Our primary objective would be to explore and have “hands on” experience with natural food systems. Nana Cardoon offers a rich environment for developing understanding of plant growth, harvest, processing, preservation, and preparation. A secondary objective would be developing deeper connections to our community and its assets. Expanding our understanding of Forest Grove will help us develop meaningful community projects.
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My class has chosen to focus on pollinator awareness. We've started a small apiary in the school and working on increasing public awareness. My students are learning to keep honeybees, extract and bottle honey, and use beeswax to make products. Our current obstacle is to increase the availability of pollinating plants by planting fruit and nut trees in the school park
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The project, growing, planting and harvesting will take three months. We have an existing garden and four classes that come in. We'll get the seeds, have the kids plant them and care for them and tend to them, and keep a record of what they see and learn in their garden journals.
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The PLAN for the next three years: 2018, 2019, and 2020. Yield of avocados and oranges depends upon climate. Will we or won't we have rain? Because our trees are mature, their roots run deep. Trees do well with 15 minutes of water from two sprinklers once a week. Avocado tree provides seeds that sprout easily. Morning dew collected in rain barrel is used to water seeds. Going forward in 2018, avocado seeds will be sprouted to create plants to donate. Oranges will continue to be harvested and donated.
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We would love to have a garden to table cooking club. We would use this mini-grant to purchase classroom cooking materials. We will harvest from our outdoor garden space as well as herbs grown in our classroom. My students have expressed interest in having a before school breakfast cookshop. We have a homeless shelter at our corner, we would love to partner with them and provide needy people with food from our harvest and cooking club.
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The Roots & Shoots club will collaborate to come up with fun activities to hold each day and causes to benefit from these activities.
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'Finding Inner Piece' is a program that is designed to educate and inspire a diet that is earth sustainable and cruelty free..... to help children and adults connect with the energy in our earth through growing their own food and gain a respect for the planet on which we are visitors. We are focused on compassion for all sentient beings and focused on building a sense of community and peace through tolerance and working together for the good of the whole. Gardening skills and creating a community garden Knowledge of a more healthy plant based diet Cooking classes with parents and children with 2 EXPERT and professional Chef's that have had near death experiences and diseases that were healed with FOOD....... a plant based diet. Together we CAN and WILL find the missing "PIECE" that can bring Inner and World 'Piece' through love , tolerance and community.
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Teach students how to propagate native plants from seeds that are edible and have medicinal benefits.
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S: Nuestro proyecto es medioambiental y social, en el cual se busca crear una conexión entre comunidad San Pedro con sus alrededores, se realizó por medio de diversas activid-ades, entre ellas, la entrega de cajas solidarias con ali-mentoa y útiles de primera necesidad. E: Our Project is focus on social and environmental is-sues. We want to achieve the connection between San Pedro community with the surroundings families and environment. We carry out different activities in and out of the school (fund raising activities and direct ask to our peers), but the most relevant was delivering boxes with different food items that the local families lack.
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We will create a community of students, parents, teachers, and all school staff that is engaged in learning about ways to take care of ourselves and each other by creating a garden together and learning about how to better care for our environment.

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