Whole Foods donates rain barrel to Summit-Questa

Summit-Questa Montessori School is happy to have a relationship with national food store chain, Whole Foods Market. That relationship is now resulting in the donation of a rain collection barrel which will be used to water the community Edible Schoolyard garden. The garden is a combined effort of several active parents, the PTO and the school itself.
The barrel will be artfully enhanced by several of the school’s middle school students under the creative direction of their art teacher.
Whole Foods Market marketing specialist will be presenting the rain barrel to the school at 10 am on January 27th 2010. In attendance will be the director of the school, Edible Schoolyard volunteers, students that will be decorating the barrel, PTO members and other members of the school’s community.

The goal for The Summit-Questa Edible Schoolyard (SQES) is to provide students, parents and teachers with opportunities to establish a connection to the environment and community, to develop a healthy relationship with our food and its process, and to further our students’ love for learning through hands-on experiences.

The mission of the SQES is to create and sustain a parent-sponsored community garden using safe and/or organic plants and methods.  We promote family gardening and fresh, tasty, and sustainable food choices.  We offer the garden, its chores, and harvest as a sensory part of class curriculum, as deemed appropriate by any Summit Questa teacher.

Summit-Questa is a preK-8th grade Montessori School located in Davie, Florida. The school prides itself on recognition for its academics, community service, observance of peace policies and environmental awareness. (Right now the school is collecting goods and monies for Haiti. As of now, the National Junior Honor Society at the school is reporting donations in excess of $1200.00 in cash.)

If you’d like more information about this topic please call Charlene Strauss at 954-584-3466 or email at mscharlene@summitquesta.com

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