Whole Foods Market has chosen Triton’s Life Skills Program to be the recipient of their “5% Day”, in which they donate a portion of their profits to help nonprofit organizations in local communities strive to make the world a better place - one with a focus on healthy living, strong community involvement, regard for the environment, where health is a priority, and there is an interest in sustainable organic gardening.
Funding provided by the generosity of Whole Foods would allow “Green City Growers” of Somerville to come to Triton High School on a weekly basis to provide the students with hands on learning gardening experiences – from building raised beds with cold frames for an extended growing season, to building a rainwater catchment system, and erecting “pest control fencing” around the beds. Besides their weekly hands on sessions, they will be providing all materials necessary for the students to begin a lifetime of learning and the joy of growing their own food.
Also that day at Whole Foods, along with the students of Triton will be “Next Step Living” – an organization dedicated to the education of teaching families how to lower their carbon footprints through free home energy assessments. Their Sustainable Energy Education Drive (SEED) is another way for the Life Skills Program to raise funds for their gardening and environmental awareness endeavors.
Your support by shopping at Whole Foods Market in Andover on Thursday, September 18, 2014 would greatly enhance the opportunity for the students of Triton to develop healthy living skills that will last them a lifetime!