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    Welcome To The B.F. Day Green Team 


    JUNE 2019 

    Green Team Conquers Noxious Weeds
    On June 4, 2019 your green team, with the help of King County noxious weed expert, Karen Peterson, removed most of the invasive weed garlic mustard from our grounds. Half of the team worked on the school grounds and did a great job getting the wood chips back where they go and away from our storm drains. Great work green team! Follow King County Noxious Weeds on Instagram and the Noxious Weeds In King County webpage. 
    B.F. Day Green Team working with King County Noxious Weeds program

    MAY 2019

    The Green Team visits the health giving innovative, large-scale, green-infrastructure project capturing polluted waster flowing off the Aurora Bridge. Read more about it on the Nature Conservancy website.

    Green Team kids and leaders near Aurora Bridge bioswale

    APRIL 2019

    Sounds FC goalkeeper, B.F. Day StudentsGreen Team members from Seattle's B.F. Day Elementary spent a morning with the Sounders, teaching players how to recycle and why it's important for our future.
    Through WGS' certification program, B.F. Day is tackling waste sorting in their school and bringing their knowledge into the community.

    We are proud to partner with Sounders FC and are excited about the team becoming the first carbon-neutral club in North America!  More information is available on the Washington Green Schools News and Notes.



    We planted Jerusalem Artichokes, also known as sunroot, sunchoke, or earth apple in the long bed. We also tasted a piece. Some kids were very enthusiastic, and some did not want to try. Those that wanted to took some home did for either planting/eating or both.

    Sunchokes while delicious and very good for you do spread easily by tubers (the part you eat) so it is best to plant them in an area you don’t mind them taking over; or planting with a barrier. Sunchokes are harvested fall to early spring by simply sticking your hands in the dirt and pulling out what you want to eat. They are best stored in the ground as they don’t last long once “picked.” They look similar and are related to sunflowers, but they do not produce edible seeds.

    The team decided to do another pea garden behind the fence like the first two that have been successful. We should all be able to harvest and enjoy the pods in May.

    On April 22, Earth Day, we will virtually meet with our Green Team sister school, Jefferson Elementary. Kids will talk get to discuss what we’re accomplishing in each of our schools.