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We have already sectioned off a part of the school for the garden, there is a back area of the school that has a narrow yet very long space which to this date has been unused which is where we plan to build the garden. The length of the area is approximately 94 meters long and the width spans from 4-10 meters wide depending on where you are in the garden, with an area size measuring 5,544 feet. In this space we are going to put soil where we will grow a variety of types of plants, we will have a compost station, an aquaponics pond, and we will have an outdoor classroom area. We have an action plan of how we want to partition the space and how we will execute this. Classes will be brought in to learn about gardening while the O-life club will be the primary people maintaining the garden, although anyone who wants to help may do so for credit and/or volunteer hours.
United States
Using our Ecology Club's funds and grants from several foundations, we will draft a design plan and budget. Once approved by local administrators, we will employ the help of over 50 BHS Ecology Club members to bring the garden project into reality. Yearly funds raised by the Eco Club would be used to maintain the garden and the compost bin.
United States
Through the leadership of our member students and through funding, we will purchase gardening tools, mulch and plant seeds to prepare the soil, arrange the planting beds and water our gardens. In addition, students will conduct school-wide workshops to develop consciousness and awareness of water usage, eco-friendly flora and education on native plants of our state. Eventual and follow-up projects that build upon the native-plant garden will involve tree planting with the aim of providing shade areas throughout school and that will cool our concrete-covered campus while aiding in harvesting the little precipitation we get.
United States
Turning an empty lot into a lively educational native California edible and pollinator garden that serves students as an outdoor classroom, which also conserves water. Weekly workshops in crop cultivation will fulfill a CSA program that connects 400 low-income community members to farm-fresh produce yearly.
Tanzania
will work with the community hand to hand sharing information with the government and other members with in roots and shoots and Jane Goodall institute
United States
This year, we will be taking a trip to the Hansen's Agricultural Center to visit with their experts to see what they are doing to attract pollinators. After this trip, we will be 1) researching and planting other types of native plant species in our class garden to not only continue to attract Monarch butterflies, but other types of butterflies; 2) teaching our first grade study buddies about plant and butterfly life cycles and planting with them seeds to nurture into seedlings to take home and plant; and 3) creating new information placards to display in our garden so that all students, staff, and parents who pass by our garden daily will learn about our garden - why it is important, what is happening in it, how it is changing to meet the needs of a variety of butterflies, and what they can do in their own home gardens to expand our care towards butterflies.
United States
Our project will bring people of all ages together for a common goal in an effort to create a true community. The success of our garden, every year, and of the continuation of the program, depends on support, relationships, communication, compassion -- extremely useful skills in the real world. This garden project will give students unique opportunities for growth, creativity and learning. The opportunity to be in an outdoor classroom with a new environment to study applied math, science and art lessons (without really even knowing it)! This project will connect children to the earth, fostering an understand of the cycle of life, our place in it, the interconnectivity of people and the power of teamwork as well as the value of precious resources -- as basic as water and sunlight. Through support from the community, we will fully develop our native Californian garden to attract the beloved monarch butterfly with new plantings. Our second goal is to establish worm bins, composting and rain barrels.
Malaysia
I want this project to not only be informative but give the children a real chance to connect with water and understand how it is vital to their community. Being surrounded by water means they daily enjoy a range of water activities including the famous jetty jumping, combining the enjoyment they gain from water I want the project to encourage them to create ways we can improve wastage and understand shortages. An important way to involve the children and keep them interested will be to utilise the time we have to conduct the project through hands on activities and exploring as many aspects of water we can. I want to create a mixture of educating through fun activities such as learning how to make different types of bubbles, growing their own plants, scientific experiments, village related activities and so on. By conducting the classes this way I hope that the children will really understand the importance of water and how we can tackle the water wastage especially.
United States
We will be handing out wildflower seed packets as we teach about groundwater, native plants, and our GIPS Roots&Shoots mission.
United States
We will cut the asphalt next to our lunch area and build a rain garden on our parking lot campus to help mitigate flooding. The basin of our rain garden is a long swale that will also serve as access to the back of the garden. It will be covered in wood chips. We will use native plants wherever possible and select for seasonal appeal and habitat value. We will not use any pesticides or herbicides in our garden.

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