Cultivating Leaders, Life Readiness and Love in our Community Garden

Pinchbeck Elementary

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"Having a campus school, this was a natural way to extend our classrooms and create a community garden area. Library classes and Interventionists have already begun to read and sit with buddies on the Book Nook Patio just outside the library’s front door. Our school will develop lessons to tie reading, math, and science activities to growing in our garden boxes. It will be a central location for our community to enjoy.

The grant process was eye opening and reflective. It provided an avenue to expand our learning beyond the classroom and provide real life experiences to our students. We are looking forward to collaborating with faculty, students and our community as we plant our boxes to grow food that can be used by our families.

We would apply again because it provides a wonderful opportunity to gain funding to benefit our students, school, and community that we do not have access to through other channels."

Shannon Donovan ELL & Melissa Glanden Librarian, Pinchbeck Elementary - HEF Grant Recipients

Funding Amount: $2,785

Number impacted: 1,347

Grant recipients: Shannon Donovan-ELL & Melissa Glanden-Librarian