Volunteer to help develop an elementary school garden

August 5, 2009 at 7:03 am Leave a comment

gardenSt. Petersburg College has partnered with High Point Elementary School and a local gardening expert to develop a “permaculture garden” that will have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.

The garden will produce a variety of vegetables, fruits, perennials and annuals, all grown in an ecologically responsible fashion.

On Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 8:30am until around 11:00am (the more participants we have, the quicker it will go), volunteers will be adding a layer of amended top soil and a final layer of mulch to prepare the garden for the coming school year.

Please volunteer!

This is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable farming techniques from local permaculture expert, Robert Segundo.

High Point Elementary School is located at 5921 150th Avenue North in Clearwater.  Be sure to wear closed toed shoes and bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, a rake and/or a shovel and LOTS of water.

It may be hot that morning, but remember, it’s for the kids! See you there!

Please contact Jason Green at green.jason@spcollege.edu or (727) 341-3283 to confirm or for more information.

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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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