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DPS Go Green Challenge News from the Schools!
Pasteur Transplant Planting
Last week, the Pasteur Green Team began planting three of their six raised beds from the Detroit School Garden Collaborative. The students planted their cold crop transplants including broccoli, cabbage, kale, chard, collards, and spinach. They even got help clearing out the beds from the Pasteur Alumni Association! The remaining three raised beds will be planted with the DPS Stoplight Salad- squash, zucchini and cherry tomatoes.
Noble Solar Oven Cooking
The green team at Noble made solar ovens. They are using this as a way to learn alternative ways to produce energy for every day use. The students not only learned about using alternative energy but also that they had the power to create ways to harness this energy on their own. The students have been waiting for a couple of weeks now to try these ovens out.
The green team along with the sustainability coordinators were finally able to use the ovens after the weather finally broke. After weeks of waiting to use the oven students were excited to be making smores. Despite strong winds, the students were able to toast their marshmallows and had an amazing time using their ovens. The kids were still able to gain valuable experience using solar power as a form of alternative energy!
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