The educational garden at Peres Elementary in Richmond is a valuable tool enriching the lives of over 500 children ages 4-12, according to the school’s educators.
The school community is asking local residents to prefer this system within an online grant contest. The Seeds of Change Grant Program is providing grants of $20,000 and $10,000 for gardens receiving the most online votes. To vote, please click the link.
The voting period ends April 18. Winners shall be announced on or about April 20, with final grant recipients announced May 3.
The “Peres Scholar Garden” allows children for more information regarding and learn about farming, nutrition, the surroundings and science. Students tend daily to the garden, which grows fresh greens, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Additionally, they connect with hens.
Every week, a scholar of every week is referred to as and grows to bring home eggs and provide to tell their loved ones.
The garden likewise have a respite for traumas and hardships that students face from a low-income community. It “has an possibility of experiential learning that our community might not exactly otherwise have,” a Peres educator said.
Photo thanks to Peres Elementary School.