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This will include the free coding classes we will teach (through Orange County Coding), as well as supplying them with proper clothes and hygiene products. If we receive the grant, we can supply them with feminine hygiene products. Those items are the needed the most in these shelters because they are donated the least.
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My project will enable vegetable growth around my neighborhood, which currently is so desert-like that it is almost impossible to grow anything in the dirt. I will get a compost bin and put leftover food in it, that will then be composted into dirt that I can use for my plants. I will also build a bed for all of my vegetables, so that they will grow, without the struggle of unhealthy dirt. I can use my veggies for eating healthier, and I might even sell some to others, to encourage everyone else to eat healthy and organic.
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This Roots & Shoots mini-grant will help us to be able to give out cangoods, coats, scarfs, and gloves so that will be able to help those in need during this winter season.
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Through community mapping our students have identified several problems affecting their community. Specifically, our gardening class & Service Club would like to help combat hunger, obesity, and diabetes through our service project 'One Plant At a Time'. Students are interested in learning how to start vegetable plants from seeds. First, after researching and planning which vegetables would be the best to start indoors and would offer the greatest nutrients, they would begin planting their vegetables in recycled containers (milk, yogurt, cereal cups etc..). Once the plants were established, students will plan a workshop for other students and parents and teach them about what they have learned about starting seeds, and the health benefits of vegetable gardening. In addition, students will offer low cost solutions by using recycled materials to grow plants in. This workshop will also include a student made "How To" worksheet. Students will not only get an opportunity to provide their community with free plants, but will also teach other valuable information.
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Students will be working in groups to learn more about hydroponics, the nonprofit SEED, and ways that learning Arduino-hydroponics farming techniques might help urban communities like South LA. As this is our first year working on the project, we will start small--by installing small hydroponics systems with Arduino sensors in a small community garden. We hope that this will impact students by helping them make a difference within their own communities and help develop advocacy skills around food justice issues. We were inspired by the work by Steven Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine in the South Bronx, NYC.
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Our students are holding a fundraiser to raise funds to purchase the filling stations. We are offering eco-friendly (i.e. no gas, electricity, or waste) landscaping services to our community. We are working to inform the community about the need to use fewer or no plastic water bottles.
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I would like to hold a community clean up event on a Saturday as well as ask for tool donations. We will need to fertilize the soil in preparation for planting. We will plant seasonal vegetables that the students can grow, harvest, and eat. I live close to the school so I can look after the garden during long breaks. There are many fellow staff members willing to help and my class will be in charge of the area.
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I would like to hold a community clean up event on a Saturday as well as ask for tool donations. We will need to fertilize the soil in preparation for planting. We will plant seasonal vegetables that the students can grow, harvest, and eat. I live close to the school so I can look after the garden during long breaks. There are many fellow staff members willing to help and my class will be in charge of the area.
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The Roots & Shoots club will collaborate to come up with fun activities to hold each day and causes to benefit from these activities.
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'Finding Inner Piece' is a program that is designed to educate and inspire a diet that is earth sustainable and cruelty free..... to help children and adults connect with the energy in our earth through growing their own food and gain a respect for the planet on which we are visitors. We are focused on compassion for all sentient beings and focused on building a sense of community and peace through tolerance and working together for the good of the whole. Gardening skills and creating a community garden Knowledge of a more healthy plant based diet Cooking classes with parents and children with 2 EXPERT and professional Chef's that have had near death experiences and diseases that were healed with FOOD....... a plant based diet. Together we CAN and WILL find the missing "PIECE" that can bring Inner and World 'Piece' through love , tolerance and community.

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