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Border Star Montessori
Kansas City Schools - Kansas City

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Border Star Montessori benefits from a strong parent and partner network. A parent driven green team has piloted numerous green initiatives, and continues to champion recycling and composting efforts, and outdoor learning in the schoolyard garden and prairie acre planted in native grasses and wildflowers. The plantings and interpretive signage are used to discuss the environmental services of native plants. Border Star consistently recycles 16 yards of co-mingled materials each month, and composts nearly 40 yards of food waste each month. This represents nearly 50% of what had been over 100 yards of trash per month. One of Border Star's innovative practices is hosting a Farmer's Market for School Families.