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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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Our project will clean up parks including Bella Mar park, and John Simpson park in Steiner Ranch. This will make walkways cleaner and safe, a better atmosphere, and prevent animals from becoming dependent on trash and food scraps. In order to achieve our goals, we will go out to the parks every week and clean up the trash left behind by others.
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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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Our project will show how to lessen your ecological footprint by doing things such as reducing the use of plastic water bottles.
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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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We will make a garden in a box. Using compost and reusable resources.
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Our compost will recycle food wast and reintroduce it to the environment in the form of compost where to can help plants thrive.
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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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