Monday, October 1, 2012

Request for Volunteers - John E Ford K-8 School

When:Friday, October 5, 2012
from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 6, 2012
from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where:John E. Ford K-8 School
1137 Cleveland St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209 (Map)

RSVP:To volunteer, please send an email to

John E. Ford is a Duval County Public School K-8 Montessori school that has been diligently developing a campus-wide outdoor classroom to promote mathematics, literacy and science. Likewise it builds opportunities to promote cultural competency and mutual respect between students and between students and teachers.

A business partner has stepped up to the plate to provide plants, soil, heavy equipment, and staff to help build a butterfly garden, raised plant beds, and tree planting activities in various locations throughout the campus.

The school is in need of 6 volunteers who can help move plants from the cart to the plant site, hold straps while trees are moved with heavy equipment, potentially pull weeds out of existing raised beds, and assist the heavy movers and staff with all of the activities designed to beautify the campus and expand in-door learning environments out-doors.

Two opportunities to participate:
  • Friday morning at 9:00 am and thru lunch and maybe early afternoon. The PTA will provide box lunches so be sure to sign up by emailing
  • Saturday at 9:00 am to finish up and help move things around while they plant the trees.

We gladly welcome folks to stay as long as they can on either day.