Our first school garden

A microproject by Yspaniola Incorporated
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden
Our first school garden


The purpose of the project "our first school garden" is to offer a space in which our 47 young students learn in a very concrete and meaningful way about caring for the environment. This initiative will complement the curriculum of the area called Practical Life of the Montessori methodology, which we are beginning to apply in our preschool and carrying it out will positively impact not only our children, but also their families and the community.

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Currently the community's environment is contaminated, which becomes a source of disease for its inhabitants, approximately 700 people. One of the big factors that influences the current situation is the lack of waste management by the city council. On the other hand, it is necessary to promote educational practices that help raise awareness about caring for the environment. As part of the solution, at Yspaniola we want to start by developing small educational initiatives with families.


Carrying out the "my first school garden" project will have a double purpose: on the one hand, to offer the opportunity to offer a natural and significant space, according to the Montessori methodology, and on the other hand, to also use this space to offer families in the community, workshops on how to make your own garden, as well as other related topics. In short, we want to turn this outdoor space into a meeting and learning place about caring for the environment for the entire community.

Long-Term Impact

This first initiative to create this school garden is part of a broader plan that includes a long-term sanitation project for the community. To this end, we have determined that the first phase must be educational, starting with the creation of a community committee, with the idea of adding the support of specialists and thus developing an educational curriculum that includes educational activities and workshops, on topics such as management of waste, recycling and reuse of waste materials.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

Yspaniola Incorporated

Location: Jamaica Plain, MA - USA
Project Leader:
Amy Porter
Director of Development
North Haven , CT United States
$600 raised of $1,000 goal
9 donations
7 days left
$400 to go
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