Green our Planet, a Las Vegas nonprofit, helps schools establish comprehensive outdoor school garden and hydroponics STEM & nutrition programs throughout the United States. In the past 6 years, Green Our Planet has helped fund and build more than 180 school gardens. These gardens have impacted over 100,000 Las Vegas students!
The Green Our Planet garden programs teach students STEM education, nutrition, conservation and more with hands-on learning in school outdoor gardens or hydroponics gardens. Although Clark County School District closed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Green Our Planet has since taken their programming online! Supporting teachers, students and parents with free weekly video lessons that can be accessed at their website www.greenourplanet.org/virtualacademy/.
You may be wondering, what happened to the 180+ school outdoor gardens and hydroponic gardens? While CCSD closed, these gardens continued to produce hundreds of pounds of organic fruits and vegetables! Green Our Planet farmers have continued to harvest the produce which has been donated to emergency response programs such as Delivering with Dignity – a program that delivers more than 800 meals to the most vulnerable senior households in our community.
To see a video of their program in action, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQI_dtkoFMQ.