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We started by thinking about what issues we wanted to take action on and after voting, we decided to create flower gardens around the school's outdoor learning center. We scouted out the areas we wanted to plant the flowers first. then we researched the kinds of flowers that will grow in the southeastern part of the USA. Being in a coastal town, we have sandy soil and humid summers with lots of sunshine. With that in mind, we bought flowers including day lilies, wildflowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies and wildflowers that will grow in the shade garden. Next, we dug up the garden beds and loosened up the soil. We added the flowers, flower seeds and supplements for the soil. We gathered pine straw from under the nearby pine trees and spread it over all the beds to help retain moisture. Plus, it made it look "finished". Finally, we spread some of our "910 ROCKS!" around the school campus which have painted messages of positivity on them. We have been watering the gardens almost daily. The day lilly garden is doing well. The shade garden and zinnias have also sprouted and we are excited to see what flowers were in the wildflower fragrant mix!
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Our project will help reduce the amount of water we will be using in the community, by using drought tolerant plants.
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Our project at Noble Middle School is to create a healthy vegetable and herb garden. In hope of feeding the hungry in our community and creating a beautiful space at our school, we have planted rosemary, beebalm, and tomatoes. We will continue to water our plants and take care of them through a schedule we have assembled that includes all of our class members.
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We started by brainstorming ideas that we felt would be interesting projects that would address specific needs of our local community. We had a lot of good ideas and really wanted to help out at the local animal shelter. At first, we thought we would visit a local shelter and volunteer. However, after researching that option, we realized it was not possible. So we took up our second favorite project idea, which was to improve the outdoor learning center at our school. We have benches there (unpainted) and a shade tree, but it needed care and attention. We decided to paint the benches and someone suggested that we add hand prints. After thinking about it a little longer, we realized we could raise money by asking students to donate $1 to add their handprint to the benches. We could then use that money as a donation to our local animal shelter. Right now, the benches are painted and we are creating signs to add to the space to inform people of it's purpose as well as educate them about the International NGO Roots and Shoots! Next steps will be to put the signs in place, add our own handprints and then collect donations and handprints! We are excited to have a place at our school where other kids can "Pause 4 Paws"!
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The Tom McCall Roots&Shoots group has planned to take 3 field trips to Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Learning Center. Our primary objective would be to explore and have “hands on” experience with natural food systems. Nana Cardoon offers a rich environment for developing understanding of plant growth, harvest, processing, preservation, and preparation. A secondary objective would be developing deeper connections to our community and its assets. Expanding our understanding of Forest Grove will help us develop meaningful community projects.
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Students will research composting, create education materials to share and create a compost collection bin for food waste.
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Students will research composting, create education materials to share and create a compost collection bin for food waste.
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El proyecto tiene como objetivo la construcción de una biblioteca con material reciclado, con donación de libros y la integración de la comunidad en la elaboración del espacio de recreación que también incluye espacios verdes, esto se realizará en una escuela rural en la Ciudad de Loja en el cantón Loja.
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The leaders for this session gathered clay, soil, and native seeds. Each member got to form about 8-10 seed balls from the materials. One of the leaders reminded us all when we should throw our seed balls (after the first frost). We then got to each choose a local location that we thought would be a good spot for the native plant seeds. We hope that the seeds will grow into plants that will help sustain a positive ecosystem in our city, especially supporting bees and other pollinators to do their important work.
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Our project will involve gardening, group reading, playing games and making crafts. We will bring our materials to the senior center and we will work to build community through these fun activities.

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