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We have already planned and collected research on what plants survive best in a drought. Now with our data we would like to plant a drought tolerant garden in front of our school for all to see and enjoy and create awareness.
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The Tree Care + Mapping event will bring a community together for one purpose- the appreciation of the neighborhood urban forest. I organized the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Facility Department, the LAVC Sustainability Department, the LAVC Associated Student Union, the Eco Advocates Club, TreePeople, Grant High School and Trader Joe's all in an effort to raise awareness of LAVC's campus sustainability. I reached out to TreePeople, a local tree organization, to help us complete the project effectively. TreePeople offered to provide tools and proper training for the Eco Advocates, a school club. The Eco Advocates club created publicity with flyers and posters which were posted across campus. Flyers were also posted around the neighborhood. The event was made into a Service Learning Program at LAVC. College students who participate at the event gain extra credit and service learning experience that could later be used on a resume. - See more at: https://www.rootsandshoots.org/project/community-tree-care-mapping#sthash.mIpvgIi5.dpuf
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The Tree Care + Mapping event will bring a community together for one purpose- the appreciation of the neighborhood urban forest. I organized the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Facility Department, the LAVC Sustainability Department, the LAVC Associated Student Union, the Eco Advocates Club, TreePeople, Grant High School and Trader Joe's all in an effort to raise awareness of LAVC's campus sustainability. I reached out to TreePeople, a local tree organization, to help us complete the project effectively. TreePeople offered to provide tools and proper training for the Eco Advocates, a school club. The Eco Advocates club created publicity with flyers and posters which were posted across campus. Flyers were also posted around the neighborhood. The event was made into a Service Learning Program at LAVC. College students who participate at the event gain extra credit and service learning experience that could later be used on a resume.
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We are building 3 bioswales to catch the runoff that is bypassing our school garden. These swales will be planted with nitrogen-fixing plants to build up the depleted soil. Hopefully we'll be catching lots of water from upcoming El Nino events (fingers crossed!) Next we will plant a mix of annuals and perennials in the downslope berms. Eventually, we would like to include plant fruit trees.
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This project will get students thinking about real life issues that will have a lasting effect on themselves and the environment. I am hoping that students will then want to talk to family members, friends, and other community members, ultimately using the theme "knowledge is power" to encourage change and awareness. As a final activity, Students will design posters in groups to illustrate their positive message for change, and hope for the future.
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We will create aquaponic systems to grow and harvest food and herbs. We will learn about animal habitats and plant life cycle.
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We will map our school community identifying current uses and areas where positive change can be inexpensively and efficiently effected. For example, we will contact School District Administration to request rain barrels and downspouts to capture rain run off.
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We visited our 10 local primary schools that were taught about the environment, as to what it is and what makes up an environment. Amongst others the learners were taught about living things and non-living things that shape up an environment. After elaborating more on that we grouped the learners to have a discussion on what environmental problems are they facing in their communities, they then had to come up with solutions, which amongst the many was a cleaning campaign in their school yard. Thank you to the Bush babies that were able to solve one of the many environmental problems. We also taught them about the human impact on both living and non living factors as we came up with solutions.
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Students, and faculty, will become more aware of what an inch of rain is. Collected water will be used to grow, and ultimately harvest, vegetables and ornamental flowers. Rain garden will return rain water to ground instead of asphalt, cement and gutters draining rainfall directly to the ocean.
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The Horace Mann Horticulture Club will develop educational materials and plant demonstration mini-gardens in pots to take to the Beverly Hills Farmers Market Earth Day celebration, PTA sponsored events, open house and the LA Environmental Education Fair. We also hope to develop a website to increase the number of people we are able to educate about our campaign...Drought tolerant is beautiful!

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