The lower school playground area and garden has been transformed by a true community effort. This month we completed the first phase by planting the winter plants that were generously donated by Jungle Design. Please visit the lower school area to enjoy the planter boxes and sit on one of our new benches!
Check out the long list of people who helped us out along the way:
1) We won a grant from Build it Green for 240 feet of untreated reclaimed cedar wood.
2) A group of parents (especially Andrija Djordjevic) built benches and boxes out of the wood!
3) We got a grant from Caster City for 24 casters. At this point we had very rough boxes and benches.
4) In October, some more parents came and helped sand the boxes and put the wheels on.
5) A super neighbor of the school, landscape designer Benjamin Landers, gave us lining material to line the boxes.
6) Steve, our indomitable custodian gave us the gift of soil and mulch, and even took us to Home Depot in his truck to pick it up!
7) Build it green gave us compost and threw in a persimmon tree for good measure.
8) Parent Marie Pesquet donated sand (thanks to Mathieu for bringing it over)!
9) Jungle Design gave us loads and loads of incredible plants!
10) THEN! 11th Street Workshop gave us paint to use to paint the boxes and also donated ANOTHER beautiful bench.
11) Finally, a parent bought a Larch Tree, which is very Dr. Seuss-esque and just so fantastic.
We are nearly there.....here are the final steps.........
Come Spring, each K and PreK class will paint and work on a theme for their respective box. Some themes being discussed are Habitat boxes, Herbs, Pizza Box ,etc..(more to follow!) A big thank you to the teachers who have/will make this a part of their curriculum.
We will need parent volunteers to assist the children on those "painting" days. We will also need to sand, paint and varnish the 11th Street Bench AND build a wooden container for the Larch Tree. Please contact Jasmine if you are interested in helping with any or all of these mini projects.
Should be a lot of green fun and something to look forward to in 2013!
Molly Findley, Jasmine Astronomo and the Garden Committee