SF Environment Honors Life Learning Academy

Treasure Island's Life Learning Academy High School (LLA) was honored with a 2014 Environmental Excellence Award from the San Francisco Department of the Environment at a City Hall ceremony on May 13th.  The LLA's “mini-farm,” -- complete with a brand new beehive -- allows its students to learn scientific observation and comprehensive thinking through hands on projects. In addition to farming at school, students harvest what they grow and provide free, fresh produce to local Treasure Island families.  They also sell plants at farmer’s markets where they teach San Francisco residents about designing their own nutritious gardens.

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LLA Principal Dr. Terri DeLane accepts LLA's award.

In addition to the farm, Life Learning Academy has implemented a 4 bin system at their school: they recycle, compost and put things into the trash just like other schools, but they also have a fourth bin for composting fruit and vegetable scraps on-site in their garden. Ms. Karuna Schweig’s garden classes also prepare school wide presentations every semester to educate other students why it’s important to compost and to encourage them to use the green bins at school.  Congratulations to Life Learning Academy students and faculty on this well-deserved honor!

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LLA's 2014 Environmental Excellence Award