Riverstone International School is going GREEN (cones)Riverstone is not new to exploring alternative methods for waste disposal on campus. We have been using red wiggler worms for vermiculture for many years now. However, there are challenges when working with biological systems like worms - they have limited types of food that should be fed to them (no dairy, fat, citrus) and they need to be climate-controlled in the harsh winters & hot summers. Read More
The triple bottom line, and how Riverstone International School is becoming a more sustainable and even better place. (more…)Read More
Call them the Green Team or call them the Plant Club or maybe something else! Whatever they choose to call themselves I call them amazing! This group of students is choosing to take time out of their lunch to help make their campus environment a happier healthier place. (more…)Read More
As I thumb through Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv I encounter countless examples and case studies of the benefits of outdoor education from around the globe. The concept that environmental enrichment in education facilitates improvements in the lives of students is not a new one - for over a century programs like Waldorf and Montessori schools have used the outdoors to facilitate enhanced learning opportunities for their students.
I own two special jigs for making paper planting pots from repurposed newspaper. However, there are plenty of materials around the house that will allow you to make your own pots without buying anything! Here is a tutorial of the process I have learned works best for me to make paper pots for spring garden starts. I hope you find it as successful as I do! Read More