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We will eliminate unnecessary lawn and plant a number of the following valuable native species in the front and side yards of our property: Eastern Red Cedars, Joe Pye Weed, Butterfly Weed, Witch Hazel, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Red Chokeberry, Arrow-wood, Rose Milkweed, Mountain Mint and Elderberry. This combination of native flowers, shrubs and trees will serve many purposes. They will provide food and shelter for a number of species from insects to birds to mammals. By supporting these native animals we will naturally increase the spread of native plant species rather than invasives. Our support of native populations will help to prevent imminent extinction (in other words, we will support every level of the food chain). Providing host plants for insects prevents species loss, and a multitude of insects provides food for birds. Keeping up populations of native species of birds will help prevent invasive species from dominating. Converting under-utilized lawn to flowers, shrubs will eliminate carbon dioxide emissions (little need to use the lawnmower). By planting and nurturing a wildlife habitat in the center of town, we will (hopefully) encourage and inspire other residents of our community to do the same! As pedestrians use our public sidewalk and motor vehicles pass on the busy stretch of highway, we hope those seeing our thriving habitat might desire something similar at their own property. We hope to create a pamphlet to print and place in our public library that lists readily-available native species as well as their benefits.
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We will create a pollinator garden on our parking lot campus using pollinator-attracting native plants whenever possible. We will select plants that establish a continuous bloom throughout the year. We will not use any pesticides in our garden.
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We'll be not only volunteering at our local Audubon for their habitat restoration project but also promoting the event through our local newsletter and community environment committee. we hope to get more families and friend to partake in the activity and upcoming events not only to improve our natural habitat but also create a larger sense of community.
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We will plant approximately 400 native shrubs and trees to provide pollinator habitat and replace invasive blackberries with a healthy native habitat. Our 120 students will start by clearing out the blackberries and other invasives. We will then sheet mulch the small hillside they are on. We will pot up and grow plants obtained from the local Metro organization until they are large enough to be planted in the ground. Finally we will put all the plants in the ground and wait for our cute little pollinator friends to come frolic with us and help our crops grow.
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The next step in our habitat creation will be the sister garden to the butterfly garden. The garden students are working on designing the space now and creating a budget for fundraising. Even though the stars of the garden will be the bees, they want to include a variety of plants that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. We will definitely be including a mural as well, and the students have begun sketching a design that would show both nocturnal and diurnal world pollinators in action. They will be including benches and a path, along which we will be placing informational signs and pollinator conservation information. Our goal is to have this garden ready for viewing on the day of our 2nd annual Earth Day Festival on April 23. The students have already named this garden "Pollinator Paradise" !
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We already started last semester but because of winter break , some of the plants died. We plan on planting more flowers and pollinator seeds. We got donations of soil and seeds but we need help with buying local flowers and paints.
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We will be addressing the plight of the Monarch Butterfly. Monarchs are facing difficulty to the loss of a food and rest resource. We would establish a place for the butterflies to rest and refuel along their journey. We will take a hands on approach to revitalizing the garden and informing the other students about the importance of the garden.
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Our project is a garden filled with plants that help our native insects including butterflies, bees, dragonflies and more! We are getting permission from our school to add a small plot of land near where our playground is, we have a list of different plants that we researched and one of our local nurseries has offered to donate to us.
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The students will each make several "seed bombs" utilizing natural materials and native seeds. After drying, the seeds will be tossed into selected areas around the zoo and at their respective schools. Areas will be monitored for growth, plant/flower identification and pollinator activity.
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We will meet with experts to determine what monarch butterflies need, how to grow the plants inside our classrooms to transplant to the garden, and how to design the landscape for our garden. We will present our ideas to our school PTO and the community when we have chosen the best landscape design.

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