On Saturday, April 21st, Yu Ying families along with volunteers from HandsOn Greater DC Cares, FutureProof, American University, and SavATree celebrated Earth Day by building edible gardens, planting flowers, and restoring natural habitats on Yu Ying’s campus.
With the help of FutureProof and SavATree, volunteers from HandsOn Greater DC Cares, including many from the DC Chapter of Indiana University’s Alumni Association, worked to restore natural habitats of the school’s western acre, helping it become a woodland classroom for our students. At the same time, Yu Ying families and other volunteers helped create an edible garden and planted flowers and other plants around the campus. Because of their help, the northern end of our campus now has raised flower beds and a stage!
Hawthorne Homemade and Revolution Foods generously provided healthy and sustainable snacks to families and volunteers. Children participated in green crafts such as pressed flower petal paper making and wildflower “seed bomb” construction.
It was a magnificent event where the community came together to build a green campus and celebrate Earth Day. Thank you to everyone’s efforts!
For more information, check out this article on the Earth Day Network's blog!