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We will create a worm bin which will serve as a basis for investigations about ecosystems, life and nutrient cycles, and worm diets. We will create at least two vermicomposting bins with red wiggler worms that the girls can check on throughout the year, culminating by using the compost to add to a garden.
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Our project tackles a wide variety of issues found in our community, so there is a variety of ways we can measure our impact. First, once the produce we grow is ready to be harvested and given to either the students to take home for their parents to cook with or given to the cafeteria to use in the school lunch for the day , that is an obvious indication that the garden beds and the effort to provide organic, nutritious produce to kids living in "food deserts" was successful. Furthermore, after we work with teachers and faculty at the schools/centers to develop environmental educational lesson plans to teach to the students, we can tell by the students reactions to learning new material how excited they are to have this opportunity. Additionally, the garden beds and tending to them are a good form of therapy for the students who live in harmful environmental exposures, such as air pollution, which often occurs in communities facing SES stressors including deteriorating housing, poor access to health care, high unemployment, crime, and poverty, which may exacerbate negative health effects. Once the students are each given a seedling to plant, and are given the responsibility to take care of it and watch it develop into life, it really benefits the students. Also, once we install the garden beds, we plant milkweed (which is the main food source for monarch butterflies) which instantly attracts monarch butterflies, which almost instantly brightens the entire mood of the campus as well as beautifies it by providing lush pre-sprouted seedlings. Another indicator we use to measure the impact our project has made is when we see the relationship and bonds develop between the volunteers and the students that we bring ht garden beds to. Over time, the students open up to the volunteers and work side by side on the garden bed, not only gaining a hands-on science experiment but also developing a sense of having a role model and someone to look up to. We will collaborate by reaching out to under-served elementary schools and at-risk youth centers in the surrounding community to bring the community together, to unify us through the power of obtaining knowledge. We will also reach out to UF students on campus for those who are interested in volunteering on the garden beds and engaging with the students at these schools/ at-risk youth centers.
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We will create a worm bin which will serve as a basis for investigations about ecosystems, life and nutrient cycles, and worm diets. We will learn about aerobic and anaerobic decomposition and how composting is a way we can personally help decrease methane in our atmosphere in a sustainable way. We will create at least two vermicomposting bins with red wiggler worms that the girls can check on throughout the year, culminating by using the compost to add to a garden.
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Fundraising and grants from Pitch Your Peers used to purchase raised beds (vegtrugs), soil, fencing, seedlings, hoses, and other materials needed to create a sustainable space to grow vegetables, herbs, and other fresh items to donate to our local food pantry.
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By partnering with churches, schools, and community centers (organizations) in the Atlanta corridor and surrounding areas, Project G.R.A.P.E will use the land made available by the churches and schools involved in order to grow, teach, and serve the community. Project G.R.A.P.E. will focus on educating communities by teaching the need and importance of gardening and self-sustained living. While recruiting volunteers, Project G.R.A.P.E. will host weekend events where our participants will learn about gardening. Topics that will be discussed during these weekend events will include but are not limited to, gardening with green limited space, growing produce through re-planting and composting. These weekend events will not only help teach a new generation of people how to grow their own food, but these youth that participate will be able to spread this knowledge to people in their lives. Project G.R.A.P.E. will be able to engage new generation with bold, fun techniques while also teaching them life-long skills that will potentially end childhood hunger.
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We will not only learn about growing plants and food, but we will create a garden. This will be the end of the summer project for the science class.
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Los Angeles, CA United States See map: Google Maps Food and Health Landscapes, Trees, and Plants Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 1 Subscribe to group ...
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My project will educate other kids at my school on multiple ways that they can create an environment to support bee populations. I will transform an acre of my yard into a few different areas that will appeal to bees. I will take pictures to use in my school presentation and make a video discussing some ways our global food supply would be affected without pollinators and give some helpful facts to show my classmates how even doing a little can help a lot.
Australia
The Nature Project is a non-profit focused on providing under served youth with the opportunity to experience nature. A collective of like-minded athletes, environmentalists and philanthropists have teamed up to create a fund that facilitates these potentially life-changing experiences for youths from across the county.
Russia
First, we were struggling with searching any local environmental problems. We've based on 4 problems which are exist in our region.

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