EPA’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

I can not express enough gratitude for everyone that helped me complete my application for the EPA’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. This application included many different components: Essays I completed essays on the topics of Innovation, Achievement, Service to the Community and Underserved Populations, Leadership, and Integration as they relate to my Environmental EducationContinue reading “EPA’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators”

CINS Grants Announced!

Congratulations to Parker Pape for receiving a grant from the Council of Intown Neighborhood Schools for his “Rooftop Garden Home for Birds” project proposal! This project will include the installation of six bird feeders to our rooftop garden along with inviting the Atlanta Audubon Society to our school to teach each of our Kindergarten classesContinue reading “CINS Grants Announced!”

Johnny Moser Wins Read for Recycling Challenge!

Congratulations to Johnny Moser! He participated in the Georgia Recycling Coalition’s Read for Recycling Challenge in November and was randomly selected to win a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble! See more about our school’s participation in Read for Recycling here!

Golden Radish Award Ceremony

Atlanta Public Schools Honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements ATLANTA— Atlanta Public Schools was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs. The school district was one of 30 honored at the stateContinue reading “Golden Radish Award Ceremony”

Grow Your Own Mushrooms Grant

We were fortunate enough to receive a grant from the SPARK PTO to grow our own mushrooms this spring! For this project, we worked in collaboration with Jonathan Tescher at Sparta Imperial Mushrooms. Throughout the unit, students learned the history of mushrooms, how mushrooms grow, how to care for mushrooms, the parts of mushrooms, and aboutContinue reading “Grow Your Own Mushrooms Grant”

Grant Update: Butterfly Garden

We were fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Council of Outdoor Learning (an initiative of the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia) to build a butterfly garden on our rooftop outdoor space. With the help of Caroline from Riggins Landscape, we were able to pick the perfect plants for our space! We can’t wait toContinue reading “Grant Update: Butterfly Garden”

NPR Interview Now Available Online!

We were so excited when Kate Sweeny contacted us about a story she was working on focusing on the farm to school movement in Atlanta. She came to visit our school, observe a lesson, and talk to kids about vegetables. That particular day, we were harvesting kale out of the garden and cooking up aContinue reading “NPR Interview Now Available Online!”