Container Garden – Leaders for Sustainability Club

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    United States
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The Problem

Students will be able to identify a sustainable need in their community and design a plan to meet this need.

Our Plan

Using Roots & Shoots mapping framework, students identified that the school needed more green space. They used the mini-grant from Roots & Shoots and seeds from the Living Seed Company to build a container garden of tomatoes, peppers, scallions, broccoli, collard greens, and herbs. The garden was made from 20 ten-gallon buckets that were drilled into for aeration. The students and their teacher, Ms. Crupi also worked with Roots & Shoots' associated organization, NY Sun Works, to apply for a hydroponic system grant. In August, the Leaders for Sustainability club received $12,500 for the new hydroponic system.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement

The Benefit

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