You’re invited to collaborate on a greener schoolyard for Gatewood Elementary – garden renovation, too

August 30, 2016 5:51 pm
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You can help Gatewood Elementary get greener – by helping plan playground improvements and/or renovating the school garden. Here’s how:

Help us imagine and design a greener schoolyard at Gatewood Elementary!

We are applying for a Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) grant to design playground improvements to renovate active play spaces and provide more opportunities for connection with nature and outdoor learning. Think shade trees, natural play areas, wildlife habitat, etc.

We want your input and need your help to win the NMF grant, as we need to demonstrate community match/engagement through pledges of volunteer time. Could you attend any evening design meetings next spring (there will likely be three meetings, Jan-Apr 2017)? If you are a Gatewood family, neighbor, or interested community member, please join us! Children and teens are more than welcome.

To pledge your time, please email Sandy Lennon (sandylennon@comcast.net) with names (of all participating family members), address/zip, phone, email, and the amount of time you can offer. If you don’t want to share all contact info, an email or phone contact is fine.

We are also hoping to begin rejuvenation of our school garden to be an awesome learning garden, outdoor classroom, and permaculture demonstration project. If you’re interested in helping with this project, we’d also love to hear from you.

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