Monte Rio Elementary School was amazing to work with! Being back in our home turf gave us a few days to rest before visiting Monte Rio where the staff and students were super welcoming and excited.
The school grounds are beautiful - the original old growth redwood buildings have been well maintained and they have a lovely wild zone with redwood forest, a little pond, and a small garden.
Since starting their composting system, Monte Rio Elementary has reduced their waste by 80%!! Way to be closing that energy loop Monte Rio!
We saw some superb creativity from the students, taking on roles of newscasters and farmers. We were definitely impressed with the cohesiveness of the classmates and how well they could work together. They in turn were impressed with our hair. We'll take it! Better than a previous school comment that we smell like salami...