We are blessed to have active partnerships with our community in support of our Green School initiatives, including:
Audrey Hillman of the Adams County Master Gardeners
Lee Royer of the Frederick County Master Gardeners
Mount St. Mary's University
Dr. Jeffrey Simmons, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The Mount
Trout in the Classroom Program/Trout Unlimited
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
Good Soil Farm
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
We continue to be blessed through our Systemic Partnerships.
As a small Catholic School, we enjoy the support of the Archdiocese of Baltimore in all of our endeavors to teach our students to be good stewards of the Earth.
We also appreciate the support we receive from Saint Joseph's Ministries in our landscaping efforts. This partnership provides us with expertise and guidance in the area of landscaping, such as helping us to research and apply safe chemicals for weeds, pest control, and other landscaping needs that have the least negative impact on our soil/gardens and are safe for children and pets.
In the area of maintenance, we have consulted with SJM staff for energy conservation ideas, received assistance in replacing old equipment in favor of more energy efficient equipment such as the HVAC system, the removal of asbestos, and the replacement of our hot water heater.