Boardman Glenwood Junior High held a ribbon cutting on September 21 to celebrate winning the $15,000 grand prize "Recycled Garden" in a regional contest sponsored by Terracycle, Brita and Meijer.
The outdoor learning space was started in 2015 with a natural habitat and pollinator garden, an EPA funded composter was added in 2016, and the district, this summer, added a concrete slab and pavilion. This new award of recycled garden beds, benches, picnic tables, and trash recepticles allow for the expansion of the outdoor classroom.
Students designed a rain garden that will take care of runoff and rain barrels will be added to collect water for the gardens. Eventually solar panels will be placed on the pavilion to supply power for outdoor presentations.