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Our project will be that we set up a worm farm in our classroom. We will compost the remains of our snacks to increase the good fertile soil and then put that soil in our school garden. The soil will help promote growth of the vegetables that are being grown to help feed those in need in our community.
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We would like to develop a series of presentations around environmental justice issues, such as climate change, alternative energy, and food justice. We feel that our community is not as knowledgeable about these serious issues.
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The DMS Green Team will build a compost bin, begin collecting food waste from the cafeteria, place the food waste (along with dried leaves and grass) in the bin, work the piles of waste until it becomes compost, and then apply the compost to our vegetable and native plant gardens. Students will track the amount of food waste coming from the cafeteria to the compost bin, measure the volume and temperature during the composting process, then be a part of applying the compost to the gardens.
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We will be measuring the amount of compost that is produced every week and track the usage of compost over time. We also hope to survey students on whether they actually use the composting bins that we have implemented. Finally, as a last measure, we will do soil testing through our AP Environmental Science class to see whether the composting regions are more nutrient rich.
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This project will help children that will benefit from a musical instrument and make their hospital stay more enjoyable.
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Our project is to grow produce such as kale, collards, cabbage, swiss chard, peas and herbs like basil, mint, parsley and more! We will implement Permaculture and Hugelkuktur grow methods. Trainnings and educational workshops will be a collaborative effort between farmers, students and youth.
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This project will be used at the school by creating a school garden, of plants that are fruit and vegetables using organic dirt. Students will be able to watch the process of strawberries, apple trees, and tomatoes starting from a flower to a small sized berry. Students will watch the stages that it takes for strawberries and others to grow. In addition, students will help put weeds and water the strawberries as a community involvement. Also, students will learn how each fruit is grown differently and other fruit are healthy for your bodies.
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Our project will provide raised beds for our students to engage in organic gardening. This project will also continue into the summer and include educational opportunities for our students and their families. We plan to work with our Master Gardens in our community.
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I will add a compost bin to my neighborhood. I will make/purchase a compost bin and place it in my backyard and open it to my neighbor's biodegradable as well as my own.
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To break the spell of convenience and encourage everyone that we can to make plastic magically disappear from their daily lives. Locally: We will help with efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastics where we live in Bend, Oregon. Globally: We will craft a way to help raise awareness about WHY and HOW we can reduce plastic use. We are starting with upcycled reusable produce bags!

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