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Give a Child a Tree to Plant

Give a child a tree to plant . . . and watch them grow together. 1993 and 2014 This is the vision of Maharishi School alumnus Vikas Narula (1990), founder of Neighborhood Forest. Neighborhood Forest gives trees (6-12 inches in size) to school children every Earth Day. Since 2010, they have reached over 10,000 school children... Read More »

Maharishi School Grows A Kitchen

Healthy Eating Develops Consciousness Too! This article by Christine Albers appeared in TM Magazine Parents take note: The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently released a study indicting fast food restaurants for aggressive marketing campaigns targeted to youth. Research has shown that eating fast food can lead to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease,... Read More »

Cob Oven Bakes Pizzas In No Time

by Andy Hallman--Fairfield Ledger-- Imagine cooking a pizza from start to finish in just two minutes. Although it sounds impossible, the feat is within reach for a homemade cob oven at Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment. The base of the oven is made of reclaimed concrete blocks and the body is made of a... Read More »

Hail to Kale!

Visit From Greenhouse Truck - Compass Green

John Armstrong arranged a visit with two of our Maharishi School alumni who are touring the country with a portable greenhouse truck to inspire students, teachers, and communities to go green and eat local. Justin Cutter (2002) and Nick Runkle (2003) are founders of Compass Green.  Student classes enjoyed exploring and learning about the greenhouse truck. ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Fund Our Seed-to-Table Kitchen

Dear Parents and Friends, Maharishi School students are learning where their food comes from by cultivating the school's edible landscape and 4,100 square foot greenhouse. We are raising money to build an on-site kitchen so we can start cooking! And you can help: "Like" the Maharishi School Edible Schoolyard on Facebook.  Here is the link: Each... Read More »

Primary Students Build Mini Cobb Houses for SCI

This week, Ms. Vetter and Miss Rose's 1st and 2nd grade classes built miniature sustainable houses as part of a new unit exploring their community and the Science of Creative Intelligence Principle, “Knowledge is Gained from the Inside and Outside”. Organized by Lynn and Hap Muleneaux as well as Leanne Hayes, the children's project was a... Read More »

Seed-to-Table Kitchen Fundraiser Launched

We just launched our fundraising campaign for the seed-to-table kitchen at Maharishi School. Visit this link on Kickstarter to watch the short video and find out how YOU can help students learn where their food comes from - hands-on. Here we are in southeast Iowa, home of factory farms and fast-food culture, a culture that promotes... Read More »

Raise Cash, Skip the Gas!

Last September, Maharishi School earned more than $6,000 through the “Cash for Gas” campaign. Several generous donors wanted our students to learn how each person can make a contribution to the earth through a simple change of habit. By riding bikes, walking, or jogging to school, students and families can take responsiblity for helping reduce the amount of pollution generated by... Read More »


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 »

Iowa Source Publishes Article on Maharishi School Edible Schoolyard

THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD By Christine Albers, from the November 2011 Issue of the Iowa Source What do First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters have in common? They all support school gardens! At a time of soaring childhood obesity and poor eating habits, these three leaders all endorse programs in... 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 »

Community planting Day May 7

Maharishi School is branching out with new trees and edible landscaping. Support comes from Trees Forever, Alliant Energy and Arbor Day Foundation. One year ago Maharishi School proudly dedicated its new Nature Explore Classroom, one of only 50 in the entire nation certified by the Arbor Day Foundation Now we are ready for the next step:... Read More »

Bird Lesson

By Julie Johnston Reposted from the Fairfield Ledger Maharishi School of the Age of Englightenment first- and second-grade boys went to Jefferson County Park Thursday for a science lesson on birds with park naturalist Therese Cummiskey. There was a brief introduction to the kinds of bird food followed by each boy getting a cup full of... Read More »

Maharishi School Presents at World Forum

Beginning October 17, and continuing for three days, Dr. Richard Beall, School Head at Maharishi School, and Laura Bordow, Lower School Director, attended the Connecting Children with Nature World Action Forum in Nebraska City, Nebraska. They were asked to be among 5 teams to present “Celebrations of Inspirational Projects." Dr. Beall and Mrs. Bordow shared the... Read More »


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