WDBJ 7 – Teen Green works to improve sustainability in Rockbridge County

Using a grant from the EPA, Boxerwood hired 13 teens from Buena Vista to see what they could do to help the environment. These teens formed the Green Team, who are conducting audits on local businesses, non-profits, and churches to help them save money or water, electric, and give recommendations to their clients to become more environmentally friendly. Learn more from …

Calling All Garden Angels

It takes a village of angels to tend a garden. ​This was demonstrated by the Saturday of Boxerwood’s 2018 Fairy Festival which broke beautifully; the skies were crystal clear blue, the air freshly scrubbed by Friday’s showers, the ground moist and springy with glorious new growth. Though we generally like to look ahead in our Newsleaf articles to upcoming events, …

Newsleaf – May/June 2018

May/June 2018 BOXERWOOD Newsleaf In this issue: Calling All Garden Angels Stewardship In Action Volunteers Make A Difference Yoga and Music Workshops Music In The Garden Planting Forests for the Future Renew Your Membership Today What Boxerwood is Reading   Calling All Garden Angels Boxerwood thrives as an incomparable community asset only with the help of our volunteers and donors. Stewardship …

Boxerwood Welcomes New Interim Executive Director

Boxerwood is proud to announce that former Sustainability Manager Catrien van Assendelft has taken the role of Interim Executive Director. Please see the announcement from Paul Leonhard, Boxerwood Board President and Catrien van Assendelft below: Dear Friends of Boxerwood; As President of the Board of Trustees of Boxerwood, I am writing to alert you about some leadership changes at Boxerwood. …

Sustainability Workshop Coming to Boxerwood February 17

An activity-oriented science class teaches internationally-renowned framework Boxerwood will be hosting a workshop Saturday afternoon, February 17th, from 2 pm to 5 pm  called Sustainability 101. Through simulations and games, this workshop will lay the foundation for understanding a clear, science-based framework for sustainability.  Participants will learn about The Natural StepTM, an internationally recognized and open source set of principles …

2018 Summer Camp Dates Announced

Planning for our 2018 summer camp is underway. Summer camp at Boxerwood will take place over the following weeks: June 4-8 – Pre-K (4 and 5 year olds) June 11-15 – K-2nd grade (Current 2017-18 school year) June 18-22 – Grades 3-5 (Current 2017-18 school year) August 6-10 – 4 year old to rising 3rd graders August 6-10 – Rising …

Moving Moldova Toward Recycling

Boxerwood Educator, Katrina Broughman was featured in the January 24 edition of The News-Gazette. Katrina shares her experience in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova in Eastern Europe. Katrina along with other volunteers teamed up with a group of local youth determined to combat environmental problems, especially the lack of recycling. We are so lucky to have her on staff this year! Click …

The News-Gazette January 3, 2018 – Introducing The Roto-Rain-Recycler

The newest addition to Boxerwood’s Play Trail, The Roto-Rain-Recycler, was featured in the January 3, 2018 edition of The News-Gazette. The Roto-Rain-Recycler is the invention of VMI mechanical engineering professor Jay Sullivan. A Rube Goldberg-type machine (i.e., unnecessarily and delightfully complicated), it is designed to collect rain water from the new roof recently raised over the Mud Kitchen and dump …