Australia
This project will be a significant contribution towards reconciliation in Australia. Already, Reconciliation Australia has come on board and we are halfway through recording the oral accounts attached to 25 Aboriginal massacre sites. The exhibition will tour regional and rural Australia before being donated for permanent viewing in one of the State or National galleries. We have begun a Pozible campaign and only need another $6,000 to finish documenting the massacres. http://www.pozible.com/project/182382
United States
We are creating a walking tour through the Garden highlighting 25 plants that have engaging animal stories. The stories share information such as how a particular animal pollinates the plant, uses it for food or shelter or any co-evolution stories we have. The self-guided tour will be handed out to visitors at the entrance and each plant will have a marker in the shape of the animal in represents to encourage visitors to think about plants as they would be used in their native environments and bring the discussion of animals into the Botanical Garden.
United States
With 20 hours of daylight, the garden flourished in the bush of the Alaskan tundra on the Bering Sea! It was a great success and the fence was secured to keep out the moose, rabbits, dogs and wolves. It was an ongoing process and will continue to be used hopefully for many years. In the long daylight hours of the Alaskan summer, weeds have an excellent opportunity to thrive therefore we taught children how to discern weeds from cultivated plants and some of the "weeds" such as chamomile were harvested and used for tea, food and medicine. It is much work cultivating in the acidic tundra soils however the garden progressed beautifully and with great success. Children are learning, planting, weeding, watering and observing. We worked in the garden several hours a day and Kenkamken's aana (mother in Yup'ik Eskimo language) was welcome to harvest any time although she lived quite a distance from the garden at Lake Aleknagik. "This is your garden" I explained when she visited. While still in mourning for her daughter, she was deeply moved to tears by the Kenkamken Memorial Garden. She was thoroughly touched to be engaged in the garden that bears her daughter's name in Yup'ik language. I told her that she is welcome to have the plaque that I painted and hung on the garden in Kenkamken's memory with the state flower of Alaska, Myosotis, forget-me-not painted on it. Kenkamken's aana took the plaque and I believe it is an inspiration and a blessing for her to continue to cultivate in Kenkamken's memory. Her son, Pipiisiiq will continue to cultivate in his beloved sister's memory as a way to bring comfort and beauty to his family's life. The garden was a meeting place of solace. Some made paintings of the beautiful flowers. Children delighted in hunting for peas, strawberries and spinach leaves (like Popeye consumed for strength!) every day and they loved to see the potato plants push up through the soil. The children so enjoyed tasting fresh chives and sweet baby carrots. Yup'ik elders visited and harvested and shared their ethnobotanical uses of wild harvested plants. We shared with visitors every day and welcomed all. There are some farmers' markets in the town of Dillingham however our garden produce was free! Obtaining nutritious pesticide-free produce is a great challenge in the long winters in Alaska. Many suffer from nutritional deficiencies, which in turn affects physical and mental health. Cultivating in the acidic tundra soils was a great deal of work but the garden developed beautifully, collectively and successfully. The garden will live on……and so will Kenkamken's blessed memory.
United States
I would like to create a California native plant /xeriscape (low water use) park, that will provide habitat to our diverse wildlife, as well as a learning tool to educate the community on the importance of eliminating the use of Turf grass in landscapes to conserve water. I will accomplish this by helping to organize a team of landscape architects, volunteers, and donors from varying fields whom may share in my vision of a place that I like to call. the Freelands park Thank you, Jerred Branch *I am NOT writing as a representative of RSABG
Australia
My project aims to get the name Of the McMillan electorate in Victoria changed. I will try to do this by contacting the electoral commission and the heads of the governing body of the electorate itself requesting to change the name.
United States
research and adopt an animal that is endangered. research the habitat of the animal or insect. will do monarch butterfly and others of student choice.
We will collect infant clothing and blankets throughout the month of May. We will place 6 plastic bins with a flyers attached labeling the bins as the Hats for Hope Project. Emails will be sent to all families enrolled at Kids Express, with weekly reminders emailed to parents. Flyers will be posted in each classroom near entrance doors. Parents may drop off the lightly used, cleaned clothing in the nearest bin.
United States
Map resources, launch stewardship projects, share accomplishments
Cambodia
monitor forest deforestation and logging ground truth data collection
United States
We will be mapping community assets and community challenges. K-12 and adult learners will gather data and help build topical maps on water resources, wildlife, farm lands, food production, indigenous resource sites, food gleaning sites, and waste recycling / soil building.

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