DIRT 2014-15

Highlights from the SUAC Board

Reflection on the School Year

As the school year is about to end, we find ourselves reflecting on the celebrations of the last year. Through the DIRT garden project, SUAC served 1400 students in Springfield Public Schools throughout the 2014-15 school year. The impact we have made on the community would not have been possible without the support of our volunteer garden educators, core garden teams at each school, SUAC staff, and the many community supporters. Thank you does not seem to capture the appreciation we have for the many individuals that keep the DIRT project going.

Thank You Sheila Nichols!

SUAC's current Executive DIrector, Sheila Nichols will be leaving SUAC beginning in June to pursue other interests. We have been fortunate to have such a passionate leader this last year and wish her the best where ever her next journey takes her. Thank you Sheila for your dedication and forward thinking! You will be missed.

Looking A Head to 2015-16

Volunteer Garden Educators

SUAC is looking forward to continuing the DIRT garden journey with you as we build your capacity and support your site through another great year of learning and growing. To continue to support you and your gardens, we are currently recruiting volunteer garden educators for next school year. Garden educators need to be willing to work with groups of students as they learn and get their hands dirty in the garden. There are a variety of times and needs as each school operates a little differently. Curriculum support is available for volunteers. If you have community members in your school or know of anyone in the Springfield community we need to connect with, please let us know. We would need their name and a contact number or email. You can pass any potential volunteers on to Janell Bagwell at jbagwell@spsmail.org

Save the Date for Cocktails & Wellies

SUAC operates off grants and community donations. Cocktails & Wellies is our annual fundraiser and we hope to see you there. This year's event will be held at Missouri Spirits on July 10th. Be looking for more information to come.