Eleven garden mini-grant recipients announced
Grant recipients could decide what garden-related items to purchase with the $75.
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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