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For the third year now, the Tom McCall Roots&Shoots group has planned to take 3 field trips to Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Learning Center. Our primary objective would be to explore and have “hands on” experience with natural food systems. Nana Cardoon offers a rich environment for developing understanding of plant growth, harvest, processing, preservation, and preparation. A secondary objective would be developing deeper connections to our community and its assets. Expanding our understanding of Forest Grove will help us develop meaningful community projects.
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We planted Emperor Tulip bulbs, like others have done around the world. Because we live in zone 8, the protocol called for us to refrigerate our bulbs to ensure a proper wintering. We also chose to run an experiment with a second bed of bulb. These we planted November 1st. The other bed we planted January 10 (as the protocol asked for). We created journals to record observations as to when they emerged and when they bloomed. This data we reported to Journey North. It was interesting to find that the earlier planted bulbs (experiment bed) emerged first and bloomed first, but they did not look as healthy as the later planted bulbs. They were a bit twisted and stunted. The wintering of bulbs did make a difference!
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We plan to participate in the Facing Difference Challenge to build empathy, understanding, and peace in the our community, our hearts, and the world.
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Our project is helping the people understand the true beauty of what is around them. by setting up a table and helping our incoming 7th graders build bird feeders out of the school recycling, we are helping inform educated students about the needs of the environment. We also put out a plastic jar for donations to our club to help with next year's projects. By helping with this event, we are educating students about mother nature's requirements and about how we can help. Most of all, by helping our incoming 7th graders build bird feeders is a way to let them keep a mindful memory and feed the birds of the wild.
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Our project will help the environment, while helping people acknowledge the importance of recycling. We will collect all the recycled bottles and empty them out. We will have two bags, one for plastic bottles and the other one for aluminum cans. The money collected will be used for our garden. We will clean up the garden space, fertilize the soil, plant vegetables and fuits, and water them. We will fix up our irrigation system and, at least once a week, check up on the garden.
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Our project is helping the homeless animals in the shelters. By attending animal shelter events, one can simply ask for donations during the event that can be given to the animal shelter foundation. We also had a school wide drive to collect blankets, pillows, milk bone treats, and dog bowls. By helping with this event, our members helped to "drain the kennel" and attempted to make every animals dream come true (to have a home).
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our neighborhood will be clean and refreshed we will walk around the woods and clean up any littering in the woods.
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We will get various type of plants to plant outside in this garden. These plants should be able to resist the elements. We will also use various tools such as shovels to help us dig holes. We are planning on putting many rocks around the garden with positive messages on them. Lastly, we will put benches and other areas to sit in for students in the garden.
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We are going to use Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics to create a ripple effect of positive environmental change.
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The students in our school environment club researched the plants most suited to our climate and environment. We then narrowed the choices down to a lime tree and a mint plant. We also researched how to care for them including how much sun and/or shade and water. The lime and mint have been planted and we will continue to care for them.

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