Why foster community connection and immerse ourselves in the wider community?

We not only enjoy the practice of giving in the community, but we also know that by giving and participating in the community we are also learning and benefiting from these interactions. Students at all ages benefit from interacting with individuals outside of their immediate circle, and gain perspective about the world we live in.

As part of its mission, Davidson Green School strives to be active participants in the Town of Davidson and surrounding towns, to help and contribute to the community, and to share our philosophy of sustainability and nature connection. We love being contributing members in the community and fostering connections with community organizations and individuals.

Here are a few of our connections within the wider community:

Town of Davidson

-Sponsored the Young Artists' Showcase for Art on the Green

-DGS co-hosts the Open Garden Day (helps organize event and hosts tours)

-DGS provides hub of recycling efforts for Christmas in Davidson

 

EcoDavidson

-DGS is a participating member and hosts meetings

 

Davidson Lands Conservancy

-DGS provided educational booths

 

Art on the Green

-DGS provided free art activities to children

-DGS will be sponsoring a Young Artists’ Showcase in 2019

 

Art Crawl

-DGS provided free art activities to children

 

Ada Jenkins Center

-DGS donates food from the aquaponics to Loaves and Fish Food Pantry

 

Davidson Parks and Recreation

-DGS offers community workshops:

            -The Edible Landscape

            -Creating a Medicinal Herb Garden
            -Nourishing plants that Support your Nervous System

 

Davidson Farmers Market

-DGS has provided special booths for events such as Earth Day

-DGS is a regular vendor at the market

 

Davidson Public Library

-DGS participates in displaying student art

 

The Pines at Davidson, Retirement Community

-DGS students volunteer to work in residents’ gardens

-DGS gave lecture on gardening

 

World of Wonder

-DGS conducted an aquaponics class

-DGS provided educational booth

 

Davidson College

-DGS was a speaker at Sustainability Event

-DGS hosted Bonners Scholars doing their community service

-DGS has partnered in citizen research projects

 

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

-DGS member of the Chamber

-DGS hosted Chamber for ribbon cutting of the dome

 

Woodland Discovery

-DGS provides facility for WD to implement program

 

Davidson Cub Scouts Pack 58 Den 14

-DGS provides facility for meetings at no cost

 

73rd Caldwell BPSA Scout Group

-DGS provides facility for meetings at no cost

 

Outreach and Consulting:

-Rotary Club: DGS presented permaculture talk

-Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability: DGS presented Sustainability in Education

-Phoenix Montessori: DGS presented talk on aquaponics