The Catawba Project

October 06, 2018

Alder students have built many gardens around our community including gardens by the community center and by the primary schools. This year they're bringing it back home to Alder Avenue by rebuilding our gardens. Students have been working on reshaping the gardens since Spring, and are in the process of building a hoop-house. The rainwater harvesting system that the students have developed captures rainwater that falls onto the roof of the school, which directs the water to a cistern that they've dug in the school garden. From there, the water will be pumped out of the cistern to our irrigation system which will supply the garden with needed water throughout the summer. These two projects along with many others are all part of Alder's Green Apple Project.

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Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy
Reduce landfill waste