Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County 2015 Grant Recipient

Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County 2015 Grant Recipient
Posted on 06/29/2015
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Congratulations to Louise Robison for receiving one of the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County 2015 grants!

Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County received 25 grant applications for the grants of up to $1,000 with a total amount of $6,500 to be awarded. The approximate number of people to be served by these grants reaches 3,800. They awarded 10 grants, including one to Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community for their Community Garden!

The Stockyard Community Garden will educate students and their families on farming, ecology, how to grow fresh nutritious food, and the importance of healthy food choices along with the economic benefits of growing your own food. The garden will be a teaching opportunity for many of the over 300 students at the school.

They are resurrecting an old community garden as well as beautification of the property and creating a pollinator garden. They will also use the garden to foster science projects and education regarding ecology and how the system of farming and plant cycles function. Additionally, they will be teaching the students the importance of native plants to our local environment. They have started a garden club which will make this a year round activity in addition to the classroom projects.

The grant will provide resources to purchase shovels, trowels, wheel barrels, composters and other supplies needed for the garden.