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A Message from Shelley Flint, Director of Sustainability
Posted 09/06/2016 03:07PM

Dear Community,

As we settle into a new school year I am reminded by the changing leaves to pause a moment to reflect on the passage of time and the changing of the seasons, both in our lives and in the physical beauty of our campus. To celebrate this season and the beauty and bounty that it offers we are excited to announce our annual Garden Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Save the Date!

The San Domenico Garden Faire, one of our most beloved school traditions, is a magical harvest celebration that is fun for the entire family. Open to the entire community, The Garden fair is also a great opportunity for San Domenico families to share our school with their friends, families, and neighbors. Please do invite guests!

As always, students from all grade levels will be participating. Many have already begun preparing goodies for the Fair’s farmer’s market. The plethora of homemade treats and handcrafted gifts made with ingredients grown in our Garden of Hope make wonderful keepsakes and holiday gifts.

There will be live music from King & Ace, The Zucker Family Band, and the David Thom Bluegrass Band, as well as delicious gourmet foods including pizza made in our very own cob oven. Between the cheese tastings, fermentation and home brewing demos, eco-exhibits, wagon rides, crafts, games, animals, face painting, and raffle there will be something that pleases everyone in your family.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
If you can help provide any of the following, please sign up at:
Garden Faire Volunteer SignUps

  • FRUIT/VEGGIES - Do you have extra fruit or veggies in your garden? We are looking for any kind of fruit or vegetables in bulk that students can use to jam, jelly, pickle, ferment or dehydrate.

  • BAKED GOOD DONATIONS - Accepting donations of breads, muffins, cookies or other homemade goodies OR crafts to sell at the market. Please package to sell.

  • SHADE TENTS to borrow on October 7-8, 2016

  • RAFFLE DONATIONS

  • RUN BOOTHS ON OCTOBER 8TH! SHIFTS AVAILABLE

I’m also happy to share with you that September is Waste Awareness Month to raise more awareness of our commitment to sustainability San Domenico has set a goal to increase landfill diversion by 30% by 2020. This means eliminating the majority of our trash through reducing, reusing, recycling, composting and repurposing. We are well on our way.

Our Student Green Teams will be educating other students and faculty during assemblies on what is recyclable and the importance of reducing our waste. Some classes will do cleanups or perform a waste audit to assess what is currently going to the landfill and how much we are recycling. Others will participate in the All One Ocean Project focused around reducing ocean pollution through our service learning program. All One Ocean will be educating students during an assembly on October 3rd. For a complete guide to Recycling in Marin visit Zero Waste Marin.

Join us in the effort. How much waste can you reduce at home? 

Best regards,

Shelley Flint Signature

Shelley Flint
Director of Sustainability


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