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Jill Mayer

Falls Church, VA, United States

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Habitat Helpers

GFES Cares for the Earth

Last year, Glen Forest Elementary School received a grant from Get to Green to cultivate a school courtyard that otherwise had sparce grass. With the receipt of the grant, Glen Forest ES created the GFES Cares Committee. We met before and after school to begin the cultivation project. This year, we bagan to grow plants that are native to Virginia, that also attracts birds and butterflies. Classroom lessons were created to encourage teachers to investigate the garden. Binoculars would be a great addition for our young sleuths.

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