2121 Calaveras Ave, Davis, CA (530) 757-5430
Garden Coordinator: Rena Nayyar
DavisRISE Coordinator: Anna Amsler
Emerson has a large garden area that includes garden sheds, worm composting and garden plots as shown above. The plots have been used by classes to grow crops that have historical, cultural or geographical interest.
See how their gardens were put to use at the California School Gardening Network: http://www.csgn.org/emerson-jr.-high-school
This link shows PAST garden activities: https://sites.google.com/site/greenemerson/home/garden
Since about 2003, Emerson had an easily recognizable recycling system on campus–red plastic garbage cans with holes cut into the covers to collect recyclable beverage containers.
More recently, the school Green Team has gone an extra step to reduce the amount of plastic. In 2010-11, a dispenser for cold, filtered water was installed in the indoor commons so that students and staff could fill their own bottles with fresh cold drinking water instead of spending a dollar to purchase a plastic water bottle from the vending machine. Read more about how this was done at Cool Davis Initiative News.
Look at past Emerson green team efforts: https://sites.google.com/site/greenemerson/home