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Ecological Schoolyard Updates


Saturday, October 8th, 9am-3:00pm
Projects for the workday include:
  • Garden Clean Up
  • Finish Living Lab - Install weather station, art
  • Prep Rain tanks for rainy season
We need lots of help! Families welcome. Snacks and Lunch will be provided. Click HERE for flyer.

Please RSVP here if you think you can make it. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0444aaa823a64-october

If you are interested in joining the Ecological schoolyard Group or want to stay unto date on all the latest with the project, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/xOz2wZVP z6fsVVLm1  Or contact me at igoldman@rootedinplace.com
Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Save the Date! Ecological Schoolyard Volunteer Day!

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, 9:00 - 3:30pm
Loma Portal Elementary
3341 Browning St
San Diego, CA 92106


Projects Include:
*Watershed Ground Mural
*Edible Garden Planting and Clean Up
*Signage for Living Lab
*Build and Install new Garden Shed! 
WHAT TO BRING: Work gloves, sunscreen, hat, water (Breakfast and Snacks will be provided).
PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:  http://bit.ly/June2016_LomaPortalWorkday
For More Information, Contact: igoldman@rootedinplace.com

You may have noticed the new Living Lab on the lot outside of bungalows 30/31. This past weekend we have a great group of volunteers working to clean up the garden and start the Living Lab. The remainder of the living lab will be finished as we raise more money.  Funding from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Metropolitan Water District, and the Loma Portal Foundation supported Phase 1 of the Living Lab. We also had tremendous support form SD Children and Nature, County of San Diego Health and Human Services, US Fish and Wildlife and the North American Association for Environmental Educators. 

What is the Living Lab?
The Living Lab is an interactive outdoor classroom for your use! 
The Living Lab includes the following:  
  • 3 picnic tables
  • A chalk board
  • weather station with rain gauge and thermometers
  • Native wildlife attracting plants
  • A butterfly cage to collect caterpillars off the plants and watch them go through metamorphosis
  • Rain tanks on bungalows 29 and 31. We will use these tanks to water all the new trees and plants 
Once we raise more money we will install the following in the lab:
  • New lockable shed to be used as an outdoor teacher space and storage
  • A White board on the backstop
  • Weather Vane
  • More writing surfaces and small group work stations
  • More Native trees and plants
  • An interactive measuring system with a pully
  • More campus Art work 
We will be planning more Thursday after-school workdays in the near future! If you are inserted in helping, please contact Ilisa Goldman at: igoldman@rootedinplace.com