2019-2020 School Year
We are pleased to announce that our garden has been deemed a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Besides growing vegetables for our students, our garden area also provides the four basic habitat elements for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Because of our conscientious planning, landscaping, and sustainable gardening all year long, wildlife will find quality habitats throughout our garden. Students enjoy observing and discovering the honey bees, butterflies, ladybugs, worms, lizards, rabbits, birds, and squirrels as they work around our garden and dig in the vegetable beds.
Our garden is now also a home to a registered Little Free Library. Harrison Ward, the son of one of our teachers, Jennifer Ward, chose our garden for his Eagle Scout project. Walkways were built, garden areas were weeded, a new plum tree was planted, and he built a Little Free Library. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges. There are over 75,000 Little Libraries in 88 countries around the world. Tens of millions of books are exchanged each year through these libraries.
Kramer Colts are also participating in the TREX Plastic Bag Challenge for a 4th year in a row. They are being responsible stewards of our environment by bringing plastic bags and film to school. They know that plastic bags and film cannot be recycled. Last year, we collected 1,588 pounds of plastic bags and film. We have won the contest for the past 3 years and hope we win another bench for our school hallway!