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We started with a dream. Then we asked for community ideas. And now we are mid-dream! A local alternative education program has a horticulture and landscaping program, and they helped design the space and gave us ideas for plantings. The idea turned into reality when we marked off the space using t-posts, multi-colored yarn, and a measuring tape. We had help from a co-worker with a backhoe to pull up the sod in the southwest, southeast, and northeast quadrants. A farmer had some nutrient rich soil he brought for those areas. We ask for donations of seeds of any kind to plant in our space, and we received a plethora of vegetable seeds, cover crops, bedding plants, and vegetation to plant. We started planting in the northeast where the vegetables would grow because we knew those seeds would need time for germination. While we waited to see little green sprouts emerge, we used some of the bedding plants and vegetation to plant around our building. We also researched pollinator plants, bees, butterflies, and birds so we could learn what would be best to plant in the southwest quadrant. It was late in the spring so we decided to wait until the fall to actually plant the correct plants. We want to plant our native grasses in raised beds with some walkways around the beds. Our research is taking a little longer than we originally planned, so we have only built the frame for the raised beds, but haven't planted anything yet. We have constructed this space with mostly donated items: cedar logs cut down on land that was being developed for new housing serves as our border; pea gravel scooped up from an elementary school's playground when the school was getting a different type of ground cover; tree stumps for chairs; bird feeders from community friends; outdoor furniture from a local women who was moving; and, a headboard from a twin bed that was on the curb to be taken to the city landfill (we are using the headboard as a trellis for some ivy plants). The landscape and horticulture program instructor gave us a few red wigglers (worms) to start our vermiculture project. We have grown a lot of worms, and have made a vermiculture habitat as part of our overall project. Next to the vermiculture tube is our composting area where we take our fruits, vegetables, and coffee grounds every day. Even our friends in a neighboring business have been bringing their food waste for our compost pile. Inside our building we are recycling paper, metal, glass, cardboard, light bulbs, and batteries. Our dream is becoming a reality only because we have students, parents, colleagues, and other community people helping. The picket fence along the east border of our garden was painted by some college students in the summer. We've already harvested some tomatoes, okra, kale, cucumbers, watermelon, and melons. Our production is large enough yet to share with the schools, but we don't let the produce go away - we fix snacks and lunch!
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First pick up trash and other litter from the pond making it a better place for fish, turtles and more to live in. Also to pick up any lose fishing line that has been left there because it get wrapped around ducks legs which may be deadly to them.
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Little Rock, NH United States See map: Google Maps Beautification Landscapes, Trees, and Plants Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 1 Subscribe to group ...
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Recreating an environment that attracts children during school hours, such as recess, builds a positive relationship with the Earth, which needs to be sustained by these generations and those to come.
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Walk the trails with different bags to pick up trash and recycling.
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My project will clean up my apartment complex as well as the land surrounding it.
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I was going to visit the place where the trashes are disposed, but I couldn't find one where I can go and look at. So, I changed my plan to pick up trahses around my neighborhood. After I pick up the trashes, I will show the picture of it to young kids and try to teach them about the importance of not throwing the trashes anywhere.
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In order to properly clean this area we will be taking trips to the area to clean, collect trash, and help keep more wildlife from being harmed by man-made waste.
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We will add a recycling bin to the choir room, and clean up the current messes in all the practice rooms. As well as posting signs reminding people to recycle.
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We will have a school beautification day to replant our gardens. When the vegetables are ripe, we will harvest the produce. The students will eat some of the vegetables and we will sell the rest of the produce to parents so we can replenish our garden.

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