Our project will grow food and provide an experiential science education for students at Carver Middle School!
We will help feed the local elderly by growing vegetables and donating them to the Meals on Wheels Program.
The Ashé Indie Festival will merge music, art and Earth in a two-day community festival. Taking place on Earth Day weekend, this celebration will feature over 50 live indie artists, art installations, performances, healthy food, and sustainability demonstrations along with the live planting of a garden. Our partners, including the FAMU Cooperative Extension, FAMU Student Community Garden and iGrow, will lead the planting initiative along with volunteers to maximize the collaboration of this community garden in the South side! A portion of the funds raised at this event and as well as the crops, once they have matured, will go to benefit non profit community gardens and families in underrepresented areas of Tallahassee!
We would like to purchase grow lights, as well as other garden necessities by early April for our indoor garden. The children will plant seedlings indoors under the grow lights and begin worm composting for Earth Day. As seedlings progress, the children will transplant the plants and flowers in late May and continue to grow the plants through to harvest in August and the fall months. With each harvest we will share some our bounty with a community food bank.
The project is starting a campus garden club to help build and maintain sustainable and organic courtyard gardens on campus. We hope to get as much of the school participating as possible. We will grow food and herbs for the cafeteria and provide opportunities for people of all ages and all creeds to get their hands dirty and learn about where their food comes from and why it's important. We hope to provide educational opportunities for the daycare center planting transplants and building bird and bug houses. Our club plans to plant bee and butterfly friendly flowers as well as hatch some butterflies to release into the gardens. We also hope to give students an opportunity to create art for the spaces out of 100% recycled items. We are also trying to use as little input as possible by building some of the raised beds out of reclaimed and recycled materials. We are currently in the process of planning the designs and finding donors to our cause. We already have one club, a few committees, and a compost donor all working on the project now and as far as I know everyone is on board and fairly excited.
The children already meet on Saturdays and Sundays at my home on the edge of the jungle. We meet in the two dance pavilions I have built over the years. There are two men, Wayan Damai, Wayan Sutika who are very knowledgeable and there are others too, to help us make a book, bit by bit of our local medicinal plants and wild food plants. The more the children know about these plants the more they are likely to protect the forest which we still have in Puakan. Naturally these people should be paid. It is possible to have this part of the program on Saturdays as Sundays are devoted to traditional dance, play, reading and drawing. The cost of the medicinal plant program is, Drawing teacher, and/or Plant teacher for 3 hours, $15, 3 staff helpers, $12, lunch for all, $25. Art supplies are always my personal contribution
We hope to create several raised beds for students to plant and care for a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Veggie gardens- hen laying- biodynamic compost- goat rearing- water enlivening- chamampas building- wildlife flourishing- flower lushness- bird nurturing- tree planting while warmly caring for the children of Siem reap, their mothers and their families with community festivals and relationship weaving around a Waldorf inspired kindergarten.
We will create aquaponic systems to grow and harvest food and herbs. We will learn about animal habitats and plant life cycle.
We will be launching the first Roots and Shoots group in Medellin this friday 19th of february as part of the global celebration of the 25 years of R&S. The idea is to create an event in wish we will be planting seeds and plants around the school and also we will re-open the schools orchad for planting vegetables and herbs, as well as showing the global video in all the classrooms. This will be the beggining of a new thinking in the school, a hope for a better future for the students and our city. We aim to become a green school, an example for the city and hopefully we will pass this on to other schools to help to create a better Colombia !