Earth Day was on April 22nd and the City of Jackson, Keep Jackson Beautiful, and Waste Management held a fun field green day at Poindexter Elementary School. Children were able to get their hands dirty by planting plants and fruit trees. One of the participants was Gabe Porter, who plants fruit trees all over the city. He planted several fruit trees and the children will be able to see the “fruits” of their labor next year! He has done this for about a year and his group is called Self Sustainability Mississippi.
The Waste Management truck was a big hit for the day. The children were able to get up close to the large truck and some even got to sound the horn.
Waste Management was also responsible for building a Reading Garden at the school. The garden has beautiful landscape and benches for reading.
Marsha Hobson said, “It is a beautiful spot and I know it will be enjoyed for a long time.”
Poindexter Elementary is located 1017 Robinson Street and has 184 children. The principal is Dr. Antrice Smith.
For more information about Poindexter call 601-960-5304.