Local Green Civic Engagement Project

Local Green Civic Engagement Project

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Joanna LaursenBrucker
June 14, 2012

Over the past two weeks, students in the Local Green Civic Engagement Project participated in three service projects, which have aided in making DC both greener and more environmentally friendly.

 

Projects include:

 

  • Anacostia Watershed Society: Ten students volunteered on Friday, June 8th to help with a fresh water planting in the Anacostia River.  Students put on waders and went into the river to weed, plant and collect trash.
  • Watkins Elementary School: Nine students volunteered on Monday, June 11th to help fourth graders at Watkins Elementary School prepare their garden for the summer.  As a part of their curriculum, first, third and fourth graders at Watkins Elementary also participated in the innovative FoodPrints classes in which garden activities such as planting, harvesting, and cooking are used to teach concepts in science, math, social studies, physical education and writing. After gardening, students got to relax with the fourth graders in the kitchen classroom and heard about their great recipes.
  • Neighborhood Farms Initiative: Nine students volunteered on June, 13th and tended to an urban garden near Fort Totten.  The students weeded, planted, harvested and built walkways.  The work day helped prepare Neighborhood Farm to sell their harvested greens this weekend at two local Farmers Markets.

[View a full album of TWC's Civic Engagement Projects on our Flickr channel]

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