Students and staff members participated in Burnsville High School's second annual Green Apple Day of Service, a national event with schools focusing on local service projects Sept. 26. See slide show, below.
Participants engaged in general cleanup of the school grounds, harvested food from the Giving Garden, worked on the Peace Garden in the front of the building and decorated the school rock.
Students harvested 51 pounds of tomatoes, as well as some green beans and other vegetables. Students cleaned up and prepped beds for spring, installed some rabbit-proofing to their fencing and started to install a row cover to extend the growing seasons of some fall vegetables. Matt Deutsch, the Giving Garden advisor, expects to hit 700 pounds in food donations to the food shelf this week!
A special thanks to Foundation 191, Valley Natural Foods, Rush Creek Growers, Seed Savers Exchange, donorschoose.org and community donors for their generous support.
"The Green Apple Day of Service gave students the opportunity to take pride in their school community and see the immediate impact they directly make on the world they live in," said Bri Ostoff, Community Education Youth Service Coordinator at BHS, who was an organizer of the event.
More information about Green Apple Day of Service is available at http://www.mygreenapple.org