SCUSD named Gold Medal Green Ribbon District

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The California Department of Education has named Sacramento City Unified School District a California Green Ribbon Gold Medal winner for exemplary achievement in conserving resources while promoting health and environmental literacy.

The district’s work with Soil Born Farms to develop school gardens and implement garden curriculum was a contributing factor in the district’s win.

On a related note, dozens of SCUSD teachers, parents, garden advocates and others met at Luther Burbank High School over the weekend for Soil Born Farms’ Garden in Every School Symposium.

The symposium featured workshops designed to help teachers use school gardens as outdoor classrooms where students can get hands-on lessons in such subjects as plant biology, environmental sustainability and climate change. Other workshops focused on building butterfly habitats, harvesting and cooking fruits and vegetable and creating career pathways in the agriculture industry.

SCUSD is a regional leader in eco-literacy through its Project Green program, which awards bond funding to student-led teams that develop innovative ways to conserve energy and water on campus.