Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spring is in the Air

 
Curtis Bay Elementary School Early Planters
 
 
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The Curtis Bay Elementary School children was very excited and anticipated planting day at Filbert Street Garden.  One month ago plants were started from seedling in milk cartons that was recycled from their lunch meals.  The children participated in a hands on experience of planting and watering their first crop of the season.  We will be monitoring the progress of our new creations.  


Friday, March 20, 2015

Let's Create a Green Roof

Curtis Bay Elementary Students Create a Green Roof
 
 
 

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The rain just washed away into the bay.
 
The rain was absorbed by the Sedum Plants.

 
 
The Curtis Bay Elementary Students received first hands on experience of how Green Roofs worked.
Everyone enjoyed the rain stimulated by the thunder boomers pouring down on the imaginary roof
tops.  The Sedum are plants with water-storing leaves, which makes them the perfect candidate for green roofs.  Green roofs are living roofs that can cool a building, and clean the water and the air.  Sedum can store water from rainstorms in their leaves instead of letting it run off the roof and into the storm drains.