1. Celebrating the Earth in After School

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    CalSERVES After School at Meadow View Elementary celebrated Earth Day by planting a California Redwood tree (scientific name Sequoia Sempervirens).  We choose to work specifically with our 3rd grade class because they would be at our school long enough to watch its impressive growth. We stretched this activity into two...
  2. CalSERVES Makes a Difference: Taylor Mountain

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    This is the third post in a series of 4 in which we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs...
  3. CalSERVES Makes a Difference:

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    This is the second post in a series of 4 in which we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs...
  4. CalSERVES Makes a Difference: RL Stevens

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    Over the next 4 days, we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs are hosted. There is work to do...
  5. Meadow VIew Summer Gardening

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    We’ve finally reached the end of the year but the Meadow View garden will still be in action all summer, thanks to the help of several dedicated families who have agreed to continue volunteering over the summer. Since the beginning of the year, Meadow View has hosted monthly garden workdays...
  6. Our Garden is Growing!

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    Since starting the garden project at Meadow View Elementary School last fall, the CalSERVES crew has accomplished a number of projects and are excited with the progress. We have completed six new 4 ft X 4 ft X 8 ft planter boxes. To fill the beds, we used existing soil...
  7. Amazing Gardens at Meadow View

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    Earlier this month, Meadow View mentors, families, teachers and a professional landscaper dedicated their Saturday morning to build six new wooden garden boxes as part of a major plan to renovate and beautify the school garden. The day was a success-we were able to build all six boxes from scratch...
  8. Making a Difference at Taylor Mountain

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    Richelle Andre, AmeriCorps VIP Fellow at Taylor Mountain Elementary On Saturday, October 22nd the Taylor Mountain team, aided by a handful of caring and passionate volunteers, helped start the Taylor Mountain school garden – completely from scratch! Lumber and supplies were generously donated by Mission Ace Hardware, Bennet Valley Ace,...
  9. My Garden, a 2nd Grade Poem

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    My GardenBy Alondra, 2nd Grader at Meadow View Elementary My garden is green.My garden is clean.My garden has a lot of things in the spring.In spring flowers grow and grow beautiful.I plant cherries and berries and I eat them at end.“Mmmmm, delicious,” said my brother.
  10. Garden Clean Up Day at Meadow View

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    Christa Fox, AmeriCorps Mentor at Meadow View Elementary    The BEFORE Shot of Meadow View’s Garden On Saturday April 2nd, Meadow View mentors, students, family members, and volunteers spent some quality time in the garden pulling weeds, turning the soil, cleaning and organizing the shed, and prepping the garden for...