Hello All California Schools with gardens,
We are a non-profit organization that develops experiences that educate individuals about global issues and inspire them to take positive actions that create solutions. One of our many awesome projects called the RAIN SUPREME partners with artists to redesign rain barrels to be exhibited at popular music festivals like Coachella, FYF Festival and many more across California.
These art and water conservation exhibits gives attendees the opportunity to learn about rain barrel practices and installation tips for their homes. After the exhibition, the barrels are donated to schools with functioning gardens.
Global Inheritance is currently searching for schools with active gardens to donate our amazing rain barrels. We believe that our water barrel will be a great fit for your garden's growth and it's success in educating your students with environmental awareness and water conservation. Global Inheritance encourages all schools to rethink our everyday water habits and maximize our water conservation efforts in the future.
Take a short moment to review our organization's website and Facebook to learn about our RAIN SUPREME program. We have great relationships with school around California as we have been successfully donating our redesigned recycling bins for numerous years. We would love to connect with you in housing one of our barrels! Please contact me directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Earth Day from Buena High School, Sierra Vista AZ. Our desert garden system is up and plants are surviving. We are using 275 gallon water tanks and a timed drip system to help plants survive. Students are in the process of attaching a rain collecting device that will resupply tanks when moonsoons hit.
Does anyone know what the name of this little, well actully, big dude is? I hope its not something bad for the garden! With the great news of winning a grant (Thank you WGF!), we are replacing planters and transplanting. I found it deep in the soil under our cilantro.
We are so excited to show off our caterpillar, soon to be a Monarch butterfly, muncing on a milkweed plant we planted last spring! Does anyone know of another good butterfly plant that is also edible for us little humans?
This is a photo of a UCSC intern helping out in the garden during the after school program! We currently have 8 interns from UC Santa Cruz helping out in our student discovery garden! Four of the interns brought over food and supplies for the lesson about compost. We made graham cracker sandwiches! The graham cracker represented woody material, peanut butter to represent carbon and manure, chocolate to represent food scraps and watse, and rasins to represent other miselanious things in the compost like exsisting dirt and nitrogen. This lesson is always a class favorite! -Calabasas Elementary School, Watsonville CA.
Hello all this is Charlie Danella from Kellond Elementary School. Our students are having a wonderful time planting our winter garden in hopes of harvesting some wonderful vegetables soon. If you belong to a school garden check out our facebook page I have created for school gardens in Pima County to connect with one another. It is Pima County School Gadens. We have over 43 members sharing ideas with one another.
The Sunnyslope High School Garden Club has been hard at work designing, rebuilding, and planting. Since the beginning of this school year, the Garden Club has been revamping our campus garden. We have improved the design of our garden beds, creating a more functional staggered design in addition to a decorative heart and sun. Members have planted a variety of fruits and vegetables, making the garden greener than ever. There is everything from herbs to tomatoes. In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing area for growing plump, delicious food, the garden serves as a sanctuary on campus. We have a picnic table located in the garden, and oftentimes, students not involved with Garden Club find peace by sitting at this table or somewhere else in the garden, either in silence or while reading and completing assignments. At one point, we had a pair of secret admirers who would leave notes on the beds for us to find, describing their appreciation for such a beautiful corner on campus. The Sunnyslope Garden Club is looking forward to continuing their work in the garden and cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
Our Hawthorne Elementary school garden is taking off. What fun it would be to turn this little garden into an amazing gathering spot for our whole school. We look forward to adding art, places to sit, a drip system and much more with a grant from Edible School Grants.
Here at the Phoenix Academy, we are hoping to develop a raised bed edible garden to enrich student learning in math, science, technology, language arts, history, critical thinking, and problem solving. We also hope to create an outdoor cooperative learning environment where students can make connections with nature.
Douglas Unified School District #27, Douglas High School Land Lab.
One of the ways that we have been able to build infrastructure is to repurpose and recycle farm and ranch materials and equipment. The raised garden beds that we use on the Land Lab are actually retired liquid feed troughs from local ranches. They have holes in the bottom for drainage, some have hoops built over them for shade and all of them have a water source. This method makes gardening fast, effective, trouble free and manageable.
Look around your rural community for retired troughs that you can fill with soil and amendments and actually compost and grow at the same time.
Thank you to the Western Grower's Foundation for a grant to our Douglas Unified School District #27, Douglas High School Land Lab! Our Land Lab is 3.7 acres and includes gardens grown by CTE Agriculture, Science, Special Education & Culinary departments, the Douglas FFA Chapter and our own "Bulldog" 4-H Club.
Founded in 1990, we are still teaching students how to grown their own food!
After 3 years of planning, Arcadia High School just finished the raised garden beds of the first phase. As soon as the soil is in, students will start planting and continue fundraising to get the rest of the garden beds in.
GARDEN WORKSHOP SERIES AT SAN DOMENICO SCHOOL
Want to learn more about growing your own food? Canning and preserving? Or rainwater harvesting?
You and Your Children Are Invited to Join Us for the San Domenico Garden Workshop Series
REGISTER ONLINE www.sandomenico.org/gardenseries
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD with Benjamin R. Eichorn, internationally renowned expert on edible gardening and author of Edible Gardening: Ten Essential Practices for Growing Your Own Food.
Date: September 20, 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CANNING AND PRESERVING THE HARVEST with Rachel Kaplan, author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, and The Probable Site of the Garden of Eden.
Date: September 27, 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WATER CONSERVATION and RAINWATER HARVESTING with Sarah Phillips, Urban Streams Coordinator for Marin Resource Conservation District, and Dan Carney, Water Conservation Manager with Marin Municipal Water District.
Date: October 24, 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm