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Eleven garden mini-grant recipients announced

Grant recipients could decide what garden-related items to purchase with the $75.
EB Holman students proudly display their lavender planting.
EB Holman students proudly display their lavender planting.(Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:45 AM EDT
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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Garden mini-grants helped grow and establish educational gardens this year.

To engage students in environmental stewardship, the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach partnered with Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, and Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) created a $75 Gardening Mini-Grant Program to help start or improve existing school or community gardens before the end of the school year.

Two grants were received that funded the mini-grants: $500 from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) and $350 from Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, that together provided $850 or eleven $75 mini-grants.

Eleven grants were awarded and all requests were filled. Grant recipients could decide what garden-related items to purchase with the $75. A list of what was purchased included:

  • Gardening books for children
  • ‘How to’ Gardening books for Teachers (Suggest: ‘One Square Foot Gardening’)
  • Soil amendments (vermiculate, compost, sphagnum moss)
  • Soaker hoses, hose wands
  • Garden Tools - trowels, shovels, rakes, hoes
  • Gardening gloves for students

Grant award recipients are:

  • Barkell Elementary School
  • Baraga High School
  • BHK Great Explorations Program @ Baraga Elementary
  • Chassell Elementary School
  • EB Holman School
  • Houghton Middle School
  • Jeffers High School
  • Grow Another Row community program
  • Portage Lake District Library
  • South Range Elementary School
  • Stanton Township Public Schools

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