Dozens of volunteers made the landscape conversion happen in August, removing existing turf in the school’s courtyard and creating more usable space by adding shade trees, seating and drought tolerant plants.
A vacant space was made into a vegetable garden with new shrubs, trees, paver walkway and large raised planters where students can harvest vegetables and herbs in a ‘living’ classroom.
The Griffith Elementary school project began in 2009, where the school was retrofitted with low-flow water fixtures and toilets. The Southern Nevada Water Authority secured a federal grant to assist with some portions of the project. The estimated waters savings is 300,000 gallons per year.
Watch the video below to see the conversion happen!