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November 22, 2013

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MRH Middle School Receives Local Sustainability Grant

On a quest to continually improve an existing program, the Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School, applied for a grant through the Ladue Garden Club to help improve their aquaponics laboratory. Just recently, the Middle School received the news that they were approved for the grant. The grant includes resources to assist with their aquaponics expansion project. The Garden Club’s assistance will help funding a pond pump, grow bed, grow media, and an air pump.

The vision at MRH is to grow global citizens committed to building a healthy sustainable future for all. In 2012 the school began the sustainability journey with indoor gardens by building an aquaponics laboratory. After one year of experimenting with this new project, the school has noticed numerous upgrades they can make to increase sustainability efforts in the area.

The Ladue Garden Club toured the MRH campuses earlier in the year. Their excitement about MRH’s programs and initiatives added to the strong energy the community already has for the numerous projects.

All upgrades will be performed by the students in the sustainability classes. Maplewood Richmond Heights has infused sustainability learning and practices throughout the District.  From course work at the secondary schools, to participation in Sustainable St. Louis, MRH is committed to sustainable practices in all aspects of the district—education, families, food, facilities, the ecosystem, and the community.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.