On July 13 2017, we proudly partnered with Boston Cares to work with local volunteers to build sustainable gardens at West Zone Early Learning Center in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Despite some cold and rainy weather, Gretchen Fuhr, Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, as well as local volunteers were on hand to help remake this outdoor space into a sustainable schoolyard. This included filling and mulching the planters, as well as cleaning up the existing garden and playground. Visit out our Facebook page to check out pictures of the volunteers in action as they worked together to makeover this space.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in September to officially open the sustainable gardens with students, school staff and local civic representatives. We can't wait for students to start enjoying the new outdoor learning space.
With the JE Foundation's new focus on building sustainable outdoor learning spaces across more of our operating markets, additional gardens have been planned over the next few months. We are proud to combine education, care for the environment, and volunteerism to join students and community members together to cultivate not only sustainable gardens, but communities of action, cooperation and enrichment.