The Sun Club® is egg-cited to announce the dedication of its 61st solar project to Stonewall Gardens during their 5th Annual Urban Chicken Coop tour! Hosted this past weekend, the Coop Tour kicked off with a welcome from the Sun Club as we flipped the switch on the school’s brand new solar arrays right in the garden, very visible for students and visitors to see.
The garden at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, a public school in the heart of East Dallas, began more than 15 years ago with a simple goal – use a garden to teach children about the life cycle of plants. Rows of student vegetable crops line the garden where 610 students regularly attend class to learn from a rich academic program that involves tending the garden, science experiments and ongoing observations of the complex workings of a diverse ecosystem.
Funded by a $20,000 donation from the Sun Club, this solar project will help the non-profit conserve energy costs that can be put back into their efforts to educate students on the importance of preserving natural resources. Savings from the solar projects will go toward expanding educational programs at the school.
The Sun Club is currently accepting applications from non-profits interested in receiving solar donations in 2015. Learn more on GreenSourceDFW, and read more about the dedication ceremony on the Stonewall Gardens blog.