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Provide a gardening alternative for growing edible plants in an urban setting where community gardening space is limited.
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To date the Teaching Farm has focused on start-up and volunteer education. In the new year we plan to work hand in hand with teachers to assess their needs / wants for the garden so that it can be used to it's fullest potential. CREATE STUFF. GROW THINGS. INSPIRE OTHERS.
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To date the Teaching Farm has focused on start-up and volunteer education. In the new year we plan to work hand in hand with teachers to assess their needs / wants for the garden so that it can be used to it's fullest potential. CREATE STUFF. GROW THINGS. INSPIRE OTHERS.
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This will be the second year we do this. My environmental club and I would start picking one organization to donate to that has the same goals as us. We want to raise awareness for getting out more and involving nature in our daily day, especially for kids. We get absorbed by the technology. I also want to bring awareness to the people around my community about the necessity of the rainforests. Involving the kids allows the future of the nation to be cognizant of the world around us.
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It is planned that it will become part of the teaching focus of the 2016 school year where each grade will be able to be a part of the project either through learning about growing organic vegetables, cooking and eating fresh produce and learning how fetillizers and mainstream production affect the local, national and international environment
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Students will be involved in social issues book clubs (especially those that deal with homelessness and poverty). They will continue to be involved independent-partner research activities where students will design their own goals and essential open ended research questions (assisted by the teacher, of course). Students will be involved in a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading from a variety of resources including the internet, magazines, books and more. I hope to have them make virtual or real visits to a food pantry or local institution that helps impoverished families. I hope they can interview people who once were homeless and turned their lives around. Students will participate in letter writing campaigns, create videos, petitions, and conduct school wide assemblies, alerting the school community about their issues and what we can do to help. In addition, they will create their own website that will feature a variety of articles, book reviews, blogs and more about their “Fly Away Home” and “Making a Difference” experiences. They will create a class magazine with feature articles about their causes (and which they can hopefully sell for a worthwhile cause) and build a new "Compassionate Kids" website. We also hope to have a palm oil free bake sale. Our culminating activity will be a musical fundraiser (based on a book about a “humane” cause) that will raise money for a charitable local organization that helps the needy population. In addition, each child will create a “Fly Away Home” scrapbook that will feature their responses to all activities with photos, articles, essays, reflections, book reviews and much more. They will invite the public to respond to their blog posts, videos and hopefully, receive responses to their letter writing campaigns and petitions. And we hope to raise a lot of $$$ with our musical fundraiser, palm oil free bake sale and sale of class magazine. They will continually self assess their learning with frequent personal reflections, partner activities and Socratic Seminar style class discussions that will take place throughout the process.
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Our project will be collecting leftover halloween candy and general candy donations to send to our military troops as a thank you for fighting for our country. I will do this by advertising for members of our community to bring in donations to contribute to this candy drive.
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Using donated pots, we would like to build a container garden so members will have a hands-on experience growing their own plants and learning about gardening and vegetables.
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As an active group, we organize meetings, utilize social media and participate in community events to increase our visibility and recruit more volunteers for our campaign. We have already hosted our first fall planting event and planted young cabbage and collard green seedlings in the ground that were donated to us. Currently, we had our second fall planting event on Sept. 26th, where we will plant carrot, cauliflower and pumpkin seeds. We are actively communicating with more organizations and groups to collaborate new ideas, and increase our community impact for the greater cause of healthy and accessible food for all! We are also seeking to gain more support of K-12 schools, youth and church groups. The resources from earning this grant is helping to make the progressive of the food justice movement all the more real, tangible and possible in our local community and beyond.
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Our project has been one of research and development where the university administration from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and departments such as Engineering and Business Administration have collaborated and provided support. Student associations UPRM Green Campus, Green Buildings and Sustainability RUM Group, UNICEF RUM Team, Student Campus Green has given his labor to complete the work. The visit of Dr. Jane Goodall in March 2015 to the Eco Solar House where environmental projects exhibited by elementary, high school, college and environmental organizations. It was the best way to show the participants of this activity and the same Dr. Goodall all the good things we were doing in the west area of Puerto Rico. We are grateful for your visit and want to do more things in our Eco Solar House where we can educate people for the good of our planet.

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