New south garden at Orca coming!

We had a local graduate student Selena approach us and ask if we were willing to work on some type of group learning project w/ youth. She is getting an MBA in Sustainable Systems at Pinchot University. I instantly thought of this area on the south side of the school that has always been unused and overgrown. It is a fenced in area full of nasty knotweed and old tree stumps.DSC_01836th graders were perfect for this project because of their endless energy and great group project gumption. After one day it experienced an amazing transformation!

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We hope to plant a lot of food here for the food bank. It was really great to explore the idea of not only performing  selfless service projects & volunteering- but also the idea of using vacant spaces for urban farming in cities.

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Seeing 6th graders remove rotten stumps using old fashioned elbow grease and extra superhuman tween strength was awesome!

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There was some serious compost created from this project! We hope to plant and see this space grow in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

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    Laura Beckstrom said,

    Yowza! Great Idea! Great work! Makes me want to get something done! Keep up the inspiring works, Kids!


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