My name is Dean Lofton and I teach a performance based at Gulf High
School. This is a class where "Seniors" are given a 2nd chance and could
earn the possibility to graduate whereas left to their own devices that
would not happen. We wanted to transform one of our small buildings in
to a "cute little cottage" and plant edible landscaping (veggies) around
the building to transform it something these students and school can be
proud of. When we harvest the Veggies we are going to create a giant
salad and veggie plate and feed all the teachers.
We are writing a grant for $300 to get the funds. What I am asking for
is some expertise in this area. We need someone to come and talk to
these students about soil preparation, gardening and the design
process... We have them for a 3 hour block so maybe we could cover all
the information in one day. If you or anyone in the code green community
could help it would be greatly appreciated. Maybe we could even show
them the "Transition NPR" film and/or take a field trip to some of the
local houses in the area that do this already.
Gulf High School
Wanted to let ya all know about recent email from Gulf High school. I am an Alumni from Gulf High and would love to help them.
ALSO - Sergei from Habitat for Humanity has been talking about doing a garden for homeless at Habitat's site off Madison and S.R. 54. He's been preparing the soil. He also has plans of opening up a Green consignment shop as well as host events. Great news!
We as a community can help support and volunteer at these gardens or at least permablitz them so that we can draw new people in our community towards the resilient community we seek to create.