Granville Schools Sustainability Project

Granville Schools Sustainability Project

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I saw this video and immediately thought of the wonderful work you all are doing in our community. I think this video describes why your efforts are so important. Thank you! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158208256141323&id=10513336322
I saw this video this morning and immediately thought of the wonderful work you all are doing in our own community. I think this video beautiful describes how important your efforts are! Thank you!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158208256141323&id=1051333632
Hi, I posted on the Granville Parents page and was redirected here. Do you do any work in the elementary? My kids have notified me that their teachers don't compost again this year... lol ☺️. Not that I want to bite off more than I can chew or add any more work for the teachers but thought maybe a "sustainability club" could be cool 😎. Then the kids could help tackle some sustainability issues and give them some real world experience on how much waste we generate and the resources we use...I'd be happy to volunteer. Let me know what you think!
I'm not familiar with the Land Lab. This is at the high school? Any opportunity for younger kids (3rd grade) to be involved with it or something similar?
Flashback Friday, Woodie chatting it up.
Had Dickcissels (4) and Bobolinks (6) at the Land Lab this morning (7/18/18), which is really exciting, because they're tough birds to find in Licking County. There's very little suitable habitat for them. Clearly, they found a spot they like at the Land Lab!
it would be awesome for a granville student or former student to participate in this program abroad

https://www.facebook.com/HuwsGardenNursery/videos/1612044938889483/
Showing off my GSSP pride! (And my love of Gold Fibre notebooks....)
Beautiful sunset at the Land Lab
I was fortunate to hear Jim Reding speak to Nationwide Insurance associates via livestream about sustainable gardening. Engaging, informative, and I'm re-energized about gardening. You're all amazing!

The Granville Schools Sustainability Project page was started to highlight the work of students in the Granville Exempted Village School District.

These are student projects (PBL) born out of the school's mission of "Learning For Life".

Operating as usual

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 08/14/2021

The "Duck Blind" is nearly compete, thanks to the planning, hard work and leadership skills of Max Taylor. Check out his craftsmanship on the Land Lab's big wetland, below the Granville Intermediate School.

If interested, we will be planning a painting day in the very near future. We are going with "Cattail" green.

08/14/2021

With the end of summer and the garden market, students made their first delivery to the cafeteria for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Student led, Student fed!!

With the end of summer and the garden market, students made their first delivery to the cafeteria for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Student led, Student fed!!

08/06/2021

Today is the last day for the summer market. If you have been meaning to get out to talk with the students, see the garden and purchase some produce, today (from 9 to 11) is the day!!!

Today is the last day for the summer market. If you have been meaning to get out to talk with the students, see the garden and purchase some produce, today (from 9 to 11) is the day!!!

08/05/2021

Doing what chickens do… after we pulled the beans and before we plant the kale… cleaning up the beds and turning “bugs” into eggs!!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 08/05/2021

As we wrap up the last week of the garden class, it is natural to reflect on how far we have come and how many have been impacted over the 15 years. This was made even more real when Alex Chonko stopped by earlier in the week. Fifteen years ago, she was one of the students who started it all. Who simply asked, “why aren’t we doing this?”, and then did it. They literally planted “the seed” and changed everything (and I will be forever in their debt)!!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 08/05/2021

Prepping the beds for season extension!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 07/30/2021

Tomorrow will be a great day to visit the garden market. We have a nice selection and good quantity, PLUS we have a limited supply of GSSP reusable totes. We are selling them for $8 with all the money going back into the garden program.

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 07/30/2021

… And then there were 12!!! With an additional 3 hens today, our flock is now complete!!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 07/28/2021

Introductions made… new girls settling into their new home! Thanks to the Young family for adding to our flock!!

07/28/2021

In case you were wondering what you might be able to see flowering during the Land Lab hike tomorrow! July and August is the peak season.

In case you were wondering what you might be able to see flowering during the Land Lab hike tomorrow! July and August is the peak season.

07/24/2021

Wednesday night (July 28th @ 6:00 pm) join Brent Sodergren and students from this year’s Summer Ecology (Garden) Class for a guided tour of the Land Lab. The tour will highlight the amazing diversity of prairie grasses and forbs currently on display at this peak time!

Meet in the front GIS parking lot.

Wednesday night (July 28th @ 6:00 pm) join Brent Sodergren and students from this year’s Summer Ecology (Garden) Class for a guided tour of the Land Lab. The tour will highlight the amazing diversity of prairie grasses and forbs currently on display at this peak time!

Meet in the front GIS parking lot.

land lab final.mov 07/24/2021

land lab final.mov

Here is the video for the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative symposium. Another great opportunity for students to activity participate in conservation.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16s9LivXKgOHx_sh4DwZOhAJYEU2hVZxQ/view

land lab final.mov

07/21/2021

We are open. Variety is good but quantity is low, so earlier is better!

We are open. Variety is good but quantity is low, so earlier is better!

07/16/2021

The School Garden Market is now open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:00 am. Come meet the summer crew, check out the garden and buy some produce.

Today we have:
Zucchini
Peppers
Carrots
Eggs
Green beans
Swiss chard
Tomatoes

The School Garden Market is now open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:00 am. Come meet the summer crew, check out the garden and buy some produce.

Today we have:
Zucchini
Peppers
Carrots
Eggs
Green beans
Swiss chard
Tomatoes

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 07/14/2021

First market of the summer!!! Big thank you to Franklin Park Conservatory and School Gardens of Ohio for the invite!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 07/02/2021

Update on our garden beds.

The students have been working hard and everything is planted, weeded, mulched and growing.

They used leaf litter mulch again this year to break up the soil, control weeds, manage moisture, protect from disease and encourage beneficial organisms! On top of that it just looks good!!

06/29/2021

The garden chickens love zucchini season!!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 06/19/2021

Updates from the garden... weeding, planting, building and creating. The students are off to a good start!

06/19/2021

So this is one of those stories I am hesitant to post, but I figured the message might be worth the bruised ego. In the fall of 2019 a wind storm ripped the roof off our hoop house. I have finally secured the funding to replace it, but in the meantime it has gone feral. (We planted it that first spring but nothing during the pandemic). It is over run with thistle. In fact, it is so bad I consider herbicide (briefly) as the only way to get things under control and back to plantable. In the end I decided to just pull the thistle, put down cardboard and mulch and slowly regain the space. As I weeded, I was accompanied by 1000’s of bees and I knew I made the right call. Herbicides would kill the weeds but it would also exposes those pollinators (and us) to the dangerous chemicals. Herbicide must be the absolute last option.

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 06/11/2021

Today I get to highlight another take action project. A team of students lead by senior Matt Doty, took on the task of providing solar security and enrichment lighting for the chicken coop. After researching the appropriate systems, they secured funds through the Granville Kiwanis and then installed the lights. I would say the chickens are very happy (and a little more secure). Another great project!

(Student Team: Will Skerbetz, Adrik Melrose, Reed Foster, Max Taylor, Bentley Anderson, Matt Doty, Whit Miller, Brice Wood)

That Ohio Vibe 06/10/2021

That Ohio Vibe

Check out the video story on the Land Lab posted on the “That Ohio Vibe” site. A big thanks to the Ohio Education Association for getting us involved and to all the students and partners who have made this place possible.

https://www.thatohiovibe.com/story/cultivating-legacy

That Ohio Vibe

06/07/2021

After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the garden class (Ecology of a Sustainable System) kicked off today for the summer of 2021.

So... can I get a shout out for “hands on” science!

After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the garden class (Ecology of a Sustainable System) kicked off today for the summer of 2021.

So... can I get a shout out for “hands on” science!

06/01/2021

“It takes a village” is not just something people say in Granville. It’s something they embrace! Thanks to Julie Daugherty Chaykowski for mowing the trails this weekend! And if I’m being honest, she did a better job than I have ever done!

Come to the Land Lab and see for yourself!

“It takes a village” is not just something people say in Granville. It’s something they embrace! Thanks to Julie Daugherty Chaykowski for mowing the trails this weekend! And if I’m being honest, she did a better job than I have ever done!

Come to the Land Lab and see for yourself!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 05/27/2021

Please forgive the condition of our trails. The mower is in the shop for repairs and it may be a couple weeks before I can get the trails mowed again.

05/27/2021

It never ceases to amaze me... estimating over 10,000 bee in this swarm and these are just the stragglers.

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 05/27/2021

So apparently it is still swarm season.

Tonight the Marathon Company, located in Heath, donated a swarm they captured in their wildlife habitat area.

It was a big, active swarm with a strong queen; and it should be a great addition to our growing apiary. Once again, thanks to Adam Koons for handling the transfer! I learn something every time I talk to him!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 05/26/2021

In an effort to increase accessibility to the school garden, a team of students engaged in several characteristics of our "Portrait of a Graduate". Their wheelchair accessible design (Empathic) was well researched and well suited for the location and objective (Critical Thinkers), while being constructed in partnership with a local Boy Scout Troop (Collaborative) using funds, eventually secured with grant money, during a Pandemic (Resilient). Well done ladies; now lets keep it productive and growing (Responsible)... and hopefully add a few more!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 05/26/2021

Yesterday the "bat" Take Action group installed their second bat box in the Land Lab. This was a larger box donated by a Granville community member several years ago. It now sits in the North-West corner of Phase 2, next to the vernal pool. It will be identified by signage along the path in that area. The last step of this projects will take place over the summer, as the team participate in an acoustic survey of bats in the Land Lab, with the US F&W.

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 05/24/2021

On May 14th, we hosted a local Girl Scout Troop meeting. It was a beautiful evening of birding, lead by our local expert Brad Imhoff and his wife Andrea. I few birds cooperated, but it is always time well spent in the Land Lab.

05/24/2021

Meet Hei Hei and Moody!!! Our two newest additions to the garden flock! Welcome ladies!!

Meet Hei Hei and Moody!!! Our two newest additions to the garden flock! Welcome ladies!!

05/24/2021

Transferring Brood

Transferring eggs from a hive with a very strong queen to a hive with no queen but very good number! Fingers Crossed!

05/24/2021

The swarm that just moved into our empty hive is a very active worker colony, but they are missing their queen. We observed a lot of honey and pollen but no brood. We also observed several queen cells so they are attempting to fix the problem on their own. Luckily, the other colony has a very strong queen, so we will be transferring brood to improve our (their) odds!

The swarm that just moved into our empty hive is a very active worker colony, but they are missing their queen. We observed a lot of honey and pollen but no brood. We also observed several queen cells so they are attempting to fix the problem on their own. Luckily, the other colony has a very strong queen, so we will be transferring brood to improve our (their) odds!

Photos from Granville Schools Sustainability Project's post 05/24/2021

Yesterday the bee group met with Adam Koons to check on our bees. We started the season with no bees and now have two active hives, thanks to a swarm that Adam captured and one that "just showed up". (Very cool)

It was a very educational morning and we are so lucky to have mentors in this endeavor.

05/10/2021

Great program...

There's still time to register! I know many of you have Zoom fatigue but we will make it fun!

05/04/2021

Very excited to have Dahlias again this year. I think our teachers missed them on their desks last fall.

Thanks to our Dahlias supplier Dean Winslow

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Transferring Brood
Busy as bees!
Mink in the Land Lab

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