By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager

Thanks to a mini grant sponsorship from MassSave Program(administered by ICFI), over fifty Boston Latin Academy students, parents, staff, and community volunteers spent Saturday, October 3rd, beautifying the school grounds, weeding garden beds, organizing the greenhouse, planting spring bulbs, and building a large raised bed. This is the 4th annual fall schoolyard Green Apple event that BLA has hosted, and it was a great success!  Despite the intermittent rain, our volunteers were busy at work with shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and an assortment of other supplies (including hot chocolate!) all morning and afternoon.  The result was to make great strides in our ongoing efforts to make BLA, a school in the heart of the city, into a little urban oasis, with clean grounds dotted by fruit trees, shrubbery, flower beds, and vegetable gardens. 

All of these efforts are important steps to ensuring that BLA is not only a place where academic excellence shines through, but that our high performance school building shines as well. The BLA community is grateful to the USGBC MA Chapter, ICFI for their sponsorship and the volunteers who worked hard to make another Green Apple Day happen. The students and staff at the school can't wait to get our hands dirty again in the spring!

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