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Roots & Shoots at CNU will work with the Newport News Master Gardner's to plan and plant a new riparian buffer at Causey's Mill on the edge of Lake Maury. School-groups and community members will be invited to help with the project to raise awareness of runoff problems. Signs will be posted on the property so all visitors will be able to learn about the riparian buffer, and how riparian buffers can be created on their own properties.
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I would like to hold a community clean up event on a Saturday as well as ask for tool donations. We will need to fertilize the soil in preparation for planting. We will plant seasonal vegetables that the students can grow, harvest, and eat. I live close to the school so I can look after the garden during long breaks. There are many fellow staff members willing to help and my class will be in charge of the area.
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I would like to hold a community clean up event on a Saturday as well as ask for tool donations. We will need to fertilize the soil in preparation for planting. We will plant seasonal vegetables that the students can grow, harvest, and eat. I live close to the school so I can look after the garden during long breaks. There are many fellow staff members willing to help and my class will be in charge of the area.
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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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Freshman F.I.R.S.T. Roots & Shoots Campaign addresses local environmental needs related to conservation and preservation of natural resources, specifically in local watersheds, streams and parks. Our approach is to work enlist 385 grade nine students to collaborate with our science teachers, local environment and EPA specialist, civic and business leaders and community volunteers to address needs while actualizing or transferring knowledge gained in school to address local needs. The program objective is for all 9th graders, each who are enrolled in Environmental Science or Biology classes to take action and outreach to enlist at least one community volunteer (adult) to work with us to address the identified needs of our community watershed, creeks, banks, parks and recreational areas.
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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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The Barr Middle School project will teach students about plants, insects, and growing vegetables. Students are planning the layout of the garden, the kind of plants they will use, preparing a proposal to submit, and raising money to fund the project. Step two will be to purchase plants, prepare soil, and plant the garden. Students will set up a schedule for summer care.
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On December 28th, our club went snowshoeing around the logging sight. We brought a journalist from our local newspaper along. He wrote an excellent article on the importance of protecting the trees around Beaver Creek, and it was published on the front page of our newspaper! We hope to continue to work with the State Institutional Land Trust Administration to negotiate protecting some parts of the area.
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We will be selling green pack shirts to students and parents at school that they can purchase and wear at the green pack game. Profits will go toward plants for a garden at school. We will wear the green shirts at the game to spread awareness to recycle and protect our environment. The mayor will be speaking during halftime as well about community environmental efforts.
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We will dedicate two hours after school to clean up the CHS campus. It is very dirty and needs help being cleaned.

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