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Branching Out: Students Plant Trees to Save Energy

Teams of students in grades 1-12 planted 34 trees on the school grounds for shade and fruit. The Branching Out Tree Partnership is a a collaboration between Trees Forever, Alliant Energy and Fairfield's Sustainability Program to lower the city's energy usage.  Students, teachers and administration had a great time while working and learning together!  Click the... Read More »

FRIDAY IS TREE PLANTING DAY!

This Friday, April 20, from 1-3 p.m. Maharishi School students are “digging in” and planting 34 trees at school. Students should bring appropriate clothing for working in the dirt and water, gardening gloves if you have them, sunscreen and water. On Monday, April 16, Emily Swihart of "Trees Forever," and Scott Timm, Fairfield’s Sustainability Coordinator, gave... Read More »

BikeFest and GreenFest Are Huge Successes

  “This year’s BikeFest was a huge success,” according to Springli Johnson, Director of Development. Friday, October 14 was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect. The children collectively logged hundreds of miles, raising thousands of dollars for Maharishi School’s annual budget. Many teachers and parents participated in the BikeFest and everyone enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Thank... Read More »

Community Planting Day a Great Success

From Laura Bordow, Lower School Director: A huge thanks to all of the many volunteers, (including over 60 parents, children and community members), who helped plant trees, shrubs and ground cover in our Nature Explore Classroom. We were very fortunate to have permaculture designer Fred Meyer, Director of Backyard Abundance in Iowa City guiding everyone throughout... Read More »

Students Pitch in for Community Planting Day

Sustainability students, Paul DeAngelis, junior, and Runzhao Xie, junior, assist first graders, Lee Elliot and Liam Soares to dig a hole for planting a pear tree during community Planting Day the week of May 7.  The school was awarded $1,088.00 from Trees Forever and Alliant Energy’s Branching Out community tree-planting program. Many families and individuals came... Read More »

Young Volunteers Integral to Habitat Homes

from The Fairfield Ledger, written by Lacey Jacobs: The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its ninth house May 3. As construction has progressed, the local organization has had a steady stream of teenagers eager to lend a hand. “We’re so happy with them,” said Pam Ausman, who serves on the volunteer committee.... Read More »

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