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The project, in alignment with the National Park Service's 'A Call to Action' and 'Healthy Parks, Healthy People' initiatives, will incorporate youth and community members to establish (and more importantly, have access to) a free, healthy alternative to unhealthy foods.
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Kids Need Support 2, Healing Gardens will focus on the unique health disparities economic needs in the community. We will plant flowers, trees, shrubs in the local communities. Advocate for special needs while completing recreational outdoor activities such as hiking, cleaning the parks, fishing, etc. Focusing on resiliency, awareness and natural health resources for special needs children, chronically ill and disadvantaged youth. Our organization will approach the problem of vandalism in the parks, littering and the lack of respect for nature by painting over graffiti areas, cleaning the parks, planting healing gardens and flower beds with fencing to protect the beauty of nature and life within. We work closely with the naturalist and share information on wildlife protection and earth preservation tips. Children between the ages of 5 - 18 will work weekly to maintain the gardens. “This grant will make it possible for 100 city kids, many of which are low-­‐income, to explore all of their sense in the gardens. From touching worms, gathering fresh produce, to smelling lemon verbena to tasting the finished product of their labor. There will be 10 classes throughout the year, which will cover the following topics: • Seed starting • Planning a garden • Planting • Harvesting • Composting This spring we will work on outreach to parents, partner organizations, and teachers living in the neighborhood through newsletters, social media, and local churches to recruit volunteers.” Being a keeper of our brother/sister involves being a keeper of the all life and earth. We will heal together.
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We will begin encouraging students the first week of school. We will begin rewarding students Aug 31 through the end of 1st semester (maybe longer) for doing the right thing.
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Students will develop action plans to create water awareness in their communities. They will test water and do service like picking up trash, and or planting more green spaces in order to absorb water that typically floods our water systems during times of rain.
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Hands On-Hearts will allow a group of at-risk students to learn the importance of pollination and actually use their hands to make a difference. The students will plant flowers and build birdhouses to display on school property.
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We will plant wildflowers on different unused plots of land around our school. We will track the amount of bees and butterflies in our school's ecosystem and try to increase the population of helpful pollinators. We will also present information to our school community about the declining honey bee and monarch populations and offer ideas to our community about what we can do to help.
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Local organizations can provide us with trees for a nominal fee of about $75 per tree (this depends on size and type). With a $200 grant and other money raised, we could bring large or numerous trees to campus. We are coordinating with our school's administration to facilitate this process, find good locations for the trees, and get them planted. Our help will make sure that planting new trees is funded regardless of the school's budget. We hope to plant the trees by the end of May 2015. The exact timing will depend on the availability of funding, the schedule of the administration, and other potential issues like providing the trees with appropriate irrigation in our dry climate. We are well-organized and in contact with the necessary people at all times, so as soon as we secure the resources needed to plant the trees, we will do so. If there are new trees on campus, we will know that our campaign was successful. It will be visible, but we will also conduct a campaign to make sure students and teachers recognize the role of the school's Roots & Shoots group in the project. The project overall will result in happier students, lower energy bills, cleaner air, and a more beautiful environment.
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My students will plant a butterfly garden on our school grounds.
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We hold this event once a year and return to the same beach to clean up the garbage on the beach. We split into small groups, with one trash bag per group, and hand out gloves. The groups then collect the trash in the bags and carry them uphill, where a garbage truck picks up the bags.
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Our students will create and construct the bird feeders and bird bath(s). They will also have the opportunity to decorate these to add color to our garden. Students will also construct and decorate mosaic stepping stones that will beautify our garden space. They will be given the opportunity to be creative and use their imagination to create a mosaic design. Our school is located within a neighborhood community and the garden is accessible to the community. The students will be able to share this project with their family, peers and community. Our hope is to create a space that inspires the students and the surrounding community.

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