spencer's boy

master composter, worm translator, urban advocate, organic pioneer ...

Text

3 weeks ago with 1 note

Via breakingnewsuk247

Tagged: compost school

Green preschools teach kids composting, recycling while getting back to nature

breakingnewsuk247:

A new Oklahoma City preschool is staying away from plastic toys, serving only vegan and gluten-free food, and focusing on teaching children early about living a healthy lifestyle.

GET A $2000 SIGN UP BONUS – LEARN TO TRADE EASY FOREX AT: http://bit.ly/1ftRVrh

You don’t have to be an expert to trade the markets – open an account today and learn how to trade the easy way.

from FOX News http://ift.tt/1uvzpZj




from Breaking World News http://ift.tt/W9h4oZ

Image

1 month ago with 64 notes

Via ediblegardensla

Tagged: school food systems

ediblegardensla:

Down the garden path in the school gardens.

ediblegardensla:

Down the garden path in the school gardens.

Image

6 months ago with 866 notes

Via theatlantic

Tagged: education school them and us

theatlantic:

Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests.
Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. Finland’s school children didn’t always excel. Finland built its excellent, efficient, and equitable educational system in a few decades from scratch, and the concept guiding almost every educational reform has been equity.  The Finnish paradox is that by focusing on the bigger picture for all, Finland has succeeded at fostering the individual potential of most every child.
I recently accompanied Krista Kiuru, Finland’s minister of education and science, when she visited the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston, and asked her what Finland is doing that we could learn from.
Read more.[Image: hydropeek/flickr]

theatlantic:

Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests.

Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. Finland’s school children didn’t always excel. Finland built its excellent, efficient, and equitable educational system in a few decades from scratch, and the concept guiding almost every educational reform has been equity.  The Finnish paradox is that by focusing on the bigger picture for all, Finland has succeeded at fostering the individual potential of most every child.

I recently accompanied Krista Kiuru, Finland’s minister of education and science, when she visited the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston, and asked her what Finland is doing that we could learn from.

Read more.[Image: hydropeek/flickr]

(via plotscape)

mauricesmall:

urban youth (jane addams), a film crew (less productions) and maurice small discuss urban food.  food access in the hood is at its most critical. watch and imagine what you can do to help build a bridge.  sb

(via minnoxx-deactivated20130308)

Image

2 years ago with 95 notes

Via plantedcity

Tagged: bike art youth school wow

iggymogo:

plantedcity:

Getting Around: ‘Children Cycling to School’ (Infographic)
Related:
‘Charter of Vancouver – Children have the right to cycle’ (ECF)
(Source: ECF)

way to go america! america has way too many predators. and the world’s worst drivers… it’s just too dangerous for any one to be on the road with them.

iggymogo:

plantedcity:

Getting Around: ‘Children Cycling to School’ (Infographic)

Related:

(Source: ECF)

way to go america! america has way too many predators. and the world’s worst drivers… it’s just too dangerous for any one to be on the road with them.

(via iggymogo-deactivated20120925)

Text

2 years ago with 3 notes

Via erinoliver

Tagged: school Composting compost

13. Initiate Composting In My Dorm

erinoliver:


Going back to my 20/20 List,I said that I wanted to start composting in my dorm, so when I was in need of a research idea for one of my classes (DEA1500), I knew I’d have to start composting in my dorm. And I did! Now I present to you a draft of my research presentation! 

(Sorry for the lack of what would be a lovely narration by moi ;P ) 

Read More

Text

2 years ago with 4 notes

Via nyccase

Tagged: compost Composting school

Composting in Public Schools

nyccase:

Did you know that, every day, New York City produces enough garbage to fill Yankee Stadium? Over 30% of that garbage is food waste; and when it rots in landfills, it produces methane – a potent greenhouse gas. NYC spends $4 billion a year trucking its garbage to other states because we don’t have anywhere to put it.
Now, an Upper West Side school - PS 166 - wants to do its share to help solve the garbage crisis.

Video

2 years ago with 1 note

Via ditigalcity

Tagged: school prison

ditigalcity:

school to prison