This year we have made 12 visits to B-Street, starting in the Fall with harvest and ending with our last meeting in June there. We have harvested crops, mulched fields, weeded, planted crops, built "willow houses", cooked in a cobb oven & on "rocket stoves", made "stone soup" for homeless women's shelter, built a butterfly / beneficial insect flower garden, made "mason bee" houses, studied pond life & cycles, and learned how to care for rabbits & bunnies. It has been wonderful to have a "place" to learn from and put our efforts toward making a difference. Our visits have been after-school events. As an added benefit, it has introduced Roots&Shoots families to this great community resource.
Using Roots & Shoots mapping framework, students identified that the school needed more green space. They used the mini-grant from Roots & Shoots and seeds from the Living Seed Company to build a container garden of tomatoes, peppers, scallions, broccoli, collard greens, and herbs. The garden was made from 20 ten-gallon buckets that were drilled into for aeration. The students and their teacher, Ms. Crupi also worked with Roots & Shoots' associated organization, NY Sun Works, to apply for a hydroponic system grant. In August, the Leaders for Sustainability club received $12,500 for the new hydroponic system.
Our project is based on environmental education involving a very green school in Cali with the program Roots & Shoots.
We are producing interactive material to teach and promote among local communities the importance of knowing and taking care of natural resources of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Iguana Verde is a private natural reserve, conserving dry forest ecosystem and promoting river protection for more than 10 years. Environmental education activities with kids and local tourism, besides planting trees.
I will plant more flowers
We will dig out some invasive plants, cut out the dead branches, and haul them out with a trailer.
i will plant tree around the area with the help of my member
We will dig up violets from a field, transfer them to vials, and transplant to a prepared plot.
Tout au long de l'année scolaire, 9 groupes Roots & Shoots se lancent dans une mission digne de Sherlock Holmes : partir à la recherche de la faune et de la flore sauvages dans les rues d'Ivry-sur-Seine afin de découvrir et de faire connaître la biodiversité que nous côtoyons au quotidien sans vraiment la voir !