Episode 315: Gardens & Eco Education

Original Airdate: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - Sunday, March 4, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, May 28, 2012 - Sunday, June 3, 2012

Many schools have a Green Club or an Environmental Club, but have you ever seen a Green Academy? Eco Company found one at a school in Northern California. The Green Academy at Woodside High School is a 3 year curriculum that gets students out of the classroom...a lot! The garden they have created from scratch is really something, chickens and all! Each student produces a crop and shares the fruits of their labor with all.

Then Brendan visits the Jewish Community High School of San Francisco where he finds students on campus AFTER SCHOOL! They are there to build a three-phase compost bin...from scratch. Of course Brendan puts on gloves to help! You'll find out a great way to build a compost bin of your own. It's Compost Bins 101!

Finding teens who have a passion for the outdoors and for the planet is not so unusual. But this group of teens are sharing their passion by mentoring younger kids. It's all part of the Headlands Institute's Teen Environmental Education Mentor program. Jalena caught up with them to see what it's all about!

Finally, Eco Company found one high school celebrating Earth Day and discovered not just one eco club...but two! The environmental projects and ecological issues were met with enthusiasm...even with a plastic monster lurking about! See what these guys are doing to tackle the issues.