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Green ribbon schools

Sacramento State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mr. Tom Torlakson presents the California Green Ribbon Schools Award to Ms. Fleming and Mr. Sznajder.


CDS Ornamental Horticulture


Be Peaceful (collaboration)

  • Work together to build community
  • Live in a way that respects the freedom of others
  • Talk out your problems
  • Plant the seeds now to feed future generations
  • Find peace within yourself, so that you can bring peace to others

Embody Justice (communication and argument)

  • Speak your truth, even if you speak alone
  • Advocate for the environment, it is essential for life
  • Stand up for your rights and the rights of others
  • Control the outcomes of your actions
  • It is on us to make change happen – “history is us”

Engage in Sustainability (critical thinking and problem solving)

  • Use your knowledge to solve problems
  • Gain strength from diversity
  • Know that every natural system has its limits
  • Think flexibly and creatively
  • A small change can make a big difference
  • Accept nature’s feedback and adjust your actions accordingly
  • Plan for the future – Plant a tree today, even if the world ends tomorrow

Community Day School (CDS)

  Jack London CDS
          Bee the change


Peace garden

Mission: Build a more Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World

Vision: Peace, Development, and Environmental Protection are Interdependent and Indivisible (Principle 25 of the 1992 Rio Declaration) 

CDS Ornamental Horticulture's Goals: Earn a high school diploma, work a summer internship, obtain industry certification, be prepared for college, complete the pathway sequence, and live peacefully and productively.

Myrna Fleming, Horticulture Teacher,