An old fashioned barn raising is happening this week at Tapestry Charter School, coinciding with the opening of the school’s new K-12 building at 65 Great Arrow. The “Experience Play and Learning Project,” an outdoor classroom, a playground, and teaching gardens was developed over a ten month period with the help of dedicated parent volunteers and staff. The school made this project a reality in record breaking time by ramping up their fundraising efforts. A significant amount of materials and labor were donated in addition to the school securing a $50,000 grand through Pepsi refresh project.
The community build got under way this week and the biggest portion of the project will come together this Saturday, September 17 with the help of more than 150 volunteers. One of these volunteers could be you.
The concept behind the project is to create an outdoor classroom experience to further enhance Tapestry’s existing curriculum. The outdoor classroom or green learning structure will function as a proposed farmer’s market, science center and weather center. The playground and climbing equipment will promote positive physical well-being and the teaching gardens will show students how to plan and harvest local food sources. They will use the student produced foods in the school kitchen and also distribute them into the community – making this project the next “urban farm.”
This is a unique community experience and Tapestry needs your support! They need more volunteers from the community to get involved. Hands of all shapes and sizes (providing you’re at least 15 years old) are welcome and needed. Call Adrienne at 713-0136 to volunteer. The school needs assistance now through Saturday evening so if you have free time, please call.
Tapestry Charter School
65 Great Arrow Drive