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Cultivating the Lives of Tomorrow’s Leaders by Learning to Transform Clay into Fertile Soils

idea by afrodita
Cultivating the Lives of Tomorrow’s Leaders by Learning to Transform Clay into Fertile Soils

The Idea

Convert the clay to fertile soil to grow vegetables, flowers, native plants, and trees. Our goal is to have a solid and self-sustaining community garden with rain barrels and a composting system. We wish to have a little heaven to relax, study, and get inspired in the middle of our concrete city.

Your Team

Mother Nature’s Minions Club and Ms. Fuentes (sponsor & biology teacher) will execute and maintain this project. Our club is partnered with TreePeople and receives support from our GE coordinator.

The Community

The 5 academies, each with 450 students. This school is the first to be built in 89 years in East LA. We will invite all members of the school to participate & know that every contribution is valued.

The Need

Students feel that our school looks like a jail from outside. We will like more nature around us. This will unify the academies & provide students a genuine opportunity to become positively involved.

Location

Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology garden space at Esteban Torres High in East Los Angeles, CA.

Timing

We must start this project at the beginning of the school year, the week of August 20, 2012.

Discussion
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Thank you to all of you who supported out idea!!! This was a fun project to post. We did not win this time, but maybe next :D And thank you to TreePeople and Good for their passion in improving out communities!!!

by afrodita
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think that these project is a very cleaver idea!!! These project is not only a great idea but it will give our school a whole new look. I think that these project is really cool because our school is really plain. We need more green in it so we can enjoy our lunch time with out feeling bad and getting the idea we are in jail!! I vote for these project!!

by Turcios.ana
almost 2 years ago | Reply

As a participant in this project i know the good that is coming from what we are doing, which is to inspire our entire school and make are school more "green". The garden area as stated above will also provide a study and relaxation area for the students here at our school. So I am hoping that others can support us by voting.

by jocelyn.favela.98
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Good job Jocelyn!!!

by afrodita
almost 2 years ago | Reply

As a participant in this project i know the good that is coming from what we are doing, which is to inspire our entire school and make are school more "green". The garden area as stated above will also provide a study and relaxation area for the students here at our school. So I am hoping that others can support us by voting.

by jocelyn.favela.98
almost 2 years ago | Reply

As a participant in this project i know the good that is coming from what we are doing, which is to inspire our entire school and make are school more "green". The garden area as stated above will also provide a study and relaxation area for the students here at our school. So I am hoping that others can support us by voting.

by jocelyn.favela.98
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am voting for this project. I believe that Ms. Fuentes is an excellent project leader and that her students are highly capable. Torres HS needs inspirational projects and Ms. Fuentes can pull it off with flying colors. I am looking forward to seeing all the good changes that her students can make in the community. I hope they win this election.
Sincerely, L. Wallis, Garfield HS

by Laniidae
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am extremely familiar with the places in which your competition resides, and must say that more help is the last thing they need. These communities, (especially Westwood) do not need money in order to do this. Anyone familiar with that particular neighborhood knows one household alone could pay $5000 easily. I wish your school the very best of luck. This money should go to a community that will successfully utilize it to its full potential.

by desert-fox&friends
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm voting for this project, because of the broader impacts. It reaches the most number of people and can continue to be carried out.

by pollycracker
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Wow! Thank you so much for seeing the impact. Your comment inspires me to work harder to expose my students to more opportunities so they can freely explore their talents and curiosities for the good of their lives and community.

by afrodita
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much to all for supporting my MNMs' garden idea!!! This is incredible!!!

by afrodita
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, May 07

Submission Ended
Monday, June 25
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Voting Began
Monday, June 25

Voting Ended
Saturday, July 14
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Greening the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles
Greening the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles

Winner Announced
Monday, July 16

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