If we as a family are more firmly vegetarian, we can inspire others, demonstrating that it is possible to be fit and healthy as vegetarians.
it will stop animals from dieing and help them have a longer and happier life and will keep us much more healthy
WE WISH TO START ON JULY, NOW WE ARE READ ORGANIZING YOUTHS GROUPS WITH MORE THAN 300 YOUTHS, WE START BY PROVIDING EDUCATION
After studying about Mason Bees, we will make homes for them. They are "solitary" bees that don't live in community hives. They instead live in separate holes in a "condo" type structure. We drilled holes in sections of 4"X 4" wood and put a roof over the openings. The mason bee only travels 300 yards or so, so these homes will be placed at B-Street near to where the crops are grown. Mason Bees are very efficient pollinators! As Summer came to an end, we have noticed that Mason Bees have taken up residence in the homes we made! Success!
We will learn about the plight of the needy in our community and understand how we can make a real difference, if we work together toward a goal. With everyone contributing some vegetables, make a nutritious "Stone Soup". Using the cobb oven at B-Street, make pita bread from scratch.
This year we have made 12 visits to B-Street, starting in the Fall with harvest and ending with our last meeting in June there. We have harvested crops, mulched fields, weeded, planted crops, built "willow houses", cooked in a cobb oven & on "rocket stoves", made "stone soup" for homeless women's shelter, built a butterfly / beneficial insect flower garden, made "mason bee" houses, studied pond life & cycles, and learned how to care for rabbits & bunnies. It has been wonderful to have a "place" to learn from and put our efforts toward making a difference. Our visits have been after-school events. As an added benefit, it has introduced Roots&Shoots families to this great community resource.
The students completed a school lunch survey to examine the nutritional quality of their school meals. Their data analysis showed a high level of sodium in the food, and an overall absence of fresh produce. Using their results, students designed new lunch menus following the National Lunch Standards signed by President Obama. Groups of students presented their menus to a panel of judges, including community leaders such as a city council staff member and the executive director of a local food cooperative. The judges scored the groups, evaluating their proposed menus based on a checklist of nutritional requirements, as well as their ability to answer in-depth questions about food issues.
A three year plan for existing and developing Roots & Shoots Groups from Puerto Rico & the Caribbean . Establishing R&S centers in universities, schools in general and municipalities. Culminating in a gathering of Caribbean Nations in Puerto Rico by 2017 to share common goals and support each others projects. Currently in formation stage with support of public and private university staff & Student groups. Visit University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez ,campus Verde site. (Green Campus.) www.uprm.edu/campusverde If it appears in Spanish hit "Translate this"" button on google. Our website will be added to this location when done. "Compinche" means a gathering of friends.
start a community children's garden
Map resources, launch stewardship projects, share accomplishments