Just wanted to post a little update. Compass Green has now taught over 36,000 students sustainable agriculture, primarily underprivileged youth at Title 1 schools. We've been featured in the SF Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, Urban Farm Podcast, the Disney Channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5V9wu5aaoc) and numerous other publications. Many of the schools that we've visited have started ongoing sustainability education programs, such as this school in Oregon:
"You asked if your visit to our school has had any lasting impact?....I can't believe how much has happened since you visited us this fall/winter! We now have a huge garden on school grounds called the "Pirate's Bounty Community Learning Garden." More than 12 local businesses (and we are a VERY small town) have contributed to the tilling, composting, path and fence building, irrigation, etc. of the garden. The 400+ students at our grade school planted seeds in early spring and put those plants in the ground before school got out. The first graders and the fifth graders partnered up to train the rest of the school to start a composting program in our cafeteria at breakfast and lunch. Volunteers and their families are tending to the weeding and harvesting this summer, delivering the bounty to the local Food Bank and the Dayton Friday Night celebrations in the local park to be given away. This has brought the community together in a new way, and we hope to sustain the excitement through the next school year and beyond."
We are expanding in 2016 and would love your continued support! Please visit www.compassgreenproject.org to donate.
Thank you so much for making all of this possible!