9th Annual Harvest Run for Sustainability

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9th Annual Harvest Run for Sustainability

The Sustainability Academy, the smallest public elementary school in Burlington, located in the heart of the Old North End, is once again hosting a great event. Our 9th Annual Harvest Run for Sustainability is happening, but will look a little different this year.

This year, we invite anyone in our greater community to pick one of our specially curated routes in the Intervale or around the Old North End (1 k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options available!) and walk or run this route anytime during the week of Monday, October 12th-Sunday, October 18th.

Everyone who registers will get a packet of seeds, thanks to our friends at High Mowing Seeds. 

We also encourage people to note the social and/or natural history of our community and we will have a place to submit your photos and/or descriptions of what you see/hear/smell along your route. Simply tag it with #SAHarvestRun and/or post to our Facebook event page.

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Sunday October 18th


We are living in different times and schools are adapting to meet the wide array of needs of our community. And yet, what remains the same is the power of community and the need to teach our children about the power of community. The Sustainability Academy community is very strong and we want to do as much as possible to support families in need and give the chance for all of our students to grow, thrive, and learn how to make positive change. With that goal in mind, we are continuing to plan our signature events for this coming year and ask for your support.

All fundraising and sponsorships this year will go towards funding innovative projects and educational opportunities at the Sustainability Academy. Our annual PTO budget provides funds for teacher-chosen resources, field trips, vegetable garden and outdoor classroom maintenance, community events that bring together our diverse school population, and in times of dire need - direct aid to our most vulnerable families. Through your generous contribution, SA students will engage in place-based, service-learning, and project-based adventures in and around our community. You will be helping to nurture a deep sense of justice, including anti-racism work, and change-making in our students.

Learn more about our amazing school and community at

We are extremely grateful to our 2020 sponsors: Cambrian Rise, Casella Waste Systems, Seventh Generation, Main Street Landing, JaniTech,  Vermont Gas Systems, Bissonnette Properties, CED Green Tech, Redstone, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Hanson and Doremus Investment, Burlington Electric Department, Fenn & Company, and High Mowing Seeds.

Looking to stay warm this year? You can purchase a one-size-fits-most-kiddos Harvest Run hat for $10 (pick up option); add $5 for each shipping address. You can pay for the hats using the donate button and just note the details.  Grey knit beanie style hat two Harvest Run text on one side; The Corn on the other side.

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