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Dayton Green Apple Day of Service at Horace Mann Elemenatry Posted by admin on 10/10/16 in Chapter, Events, Schools, Uncategorized

The Dayton Green Apple Day of Service took place on Friday October 7th at Horace Mann Elementary School, a Dayton Public School. The event improved upon Horace Mann’s existing learning garden, which is already an important part of the school’s curriculum, by enlarging the garden and adding an outdoor classroom. The service day was a collaboration between the USGBC, Wright State University’s School of Education and the Five Rivers MetroParks Community Gardening Program, with funding also provided by Whole Foods. The group of 25+ volunteers demolished the old, deteriorating garden beds, constructed two large new raised beds from block and filled them with garden soil, added two rain barrels and bird feeders, and mulched a large area for the outdoor “classroom” with repurposed stumps for student seating.

We had fantastic turn-out with folks from the USGBC, WSU, Five Rivers MetroParks, and a large number of students, staff and parents from Horace Mann participating. The group made quick work, finishing the project in 3 hours, and then enjoying hotdogs together afterwards courtesy of the school. The Chapter paid for the garden soil and various garden supplies for the projects.

Enjoy the pictures of the event, below:

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Green Apple Day of Service at Pleasant Hill Academy Posted by admin on 09/9/16 in Schools

The Cincinnati Green Apple Day of Service took place on Tuesday, September 20th at Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill. The USGBC SW Ohio Region partnered again this year with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to help the students recycle their lunch waste. The volunteers assisted students sorting their food and paper waste. At the end of the lunch period the results were measured and 16.8 lbs. of recycling, 14 lbs. of compost and 102.2 lbs. of trash were collected. Students received a “recycle” rubber bracelet for their efforts.

The waste-reduction project included education through classroom presentations and assemblies provided by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. The Civic Garden Center is working with the school to use the compost in their own garden!

Special thanks to Barb Wriston-Ruddy and Kara Luggen of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for their help in putting this program together.

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Green Apple Day of Service with Roger Platt Posted by admin on 09/9/15 in Events, Schools

The Dayton Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept 26th at Dayton Early College Academy (DECA Prep), a charter K-6 school committed to integrating a learning garden into their curriculum. The chapter partnered with Wright State University, Five Rivers MetroParks and the teachers of DECA Prep. The President of the US Green Building Council, Roger Platt, attended the event. The project consisted of helping the school finish setting up their flower beds, lay mulch and clean out their garden area. The teachers of DECA Prep have invested in creating a garden of learning environment for their students and the community.

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Dayton Green Apple Day of Service Project a Success Posted by Nadja Turek on 10/10/14 in Events, Featured, Green Living, Schools

The Dayton Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept 27th at EchoingU Dayton.

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