Klorane Botanical Foundation + KidsGardening Announce Garfield Elementary School Winner of Budding Botanist Grant

Celebratory Award Event To Take Place on Friday, May 18, 2018
 
Oakland's Garfield Elementary School named winner of 2018 Budding Botanist Grant
Oakland's Garfield Elementary School named winner of 2018 Budding Botanist Grant
OAKLAND, Calif. - May 16, 2018 - PRLog -- Dedicated to supporting global initiatives to protect the plant universe and biodiversity, the Klorane Botanical Foundation, Klorane's corporate foundation, and national non-profit KidsGardening, leader in the school gardening movement, are proud to announce Garfield Elementary School as a winner of the inaugural Budding Botanist Grant. The Grant helps our youngest citizens value their environment, explore the plant world, and inspires them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.

One of six winning schools across the country, Garfield Elementary School has been awarded a Budding Botanist Grant package valued at $3000 in cash and supplies to provide resources for creating important learning gardens with their students. The school was selected for its commitment to teaching environmental sustainability and biodiversity.

From school day lessons taught by a FoodCorps service member to a special student-led business that sells healthy snacks and natural beauty products, students learn about science, nutrition and socio-environmental justice through the garden program. Teacher Abdul-Haqq Khalifah's goals are to make sure students are active participants in their food choices and also aware of their impact on the world. The school is utilizing the Budding Botanist Grant to include worm composting bins and rain barrels to expand their sustainable garden program.

On Friday, May 18th, the Klorane Botanical Foundation and KidsGardening will help host an award ceremony and garden project at the school in celebration of receiving the Budding Botanist Grant, and to raise awareness around the impact of teaching children to protect nature through growing, caring for and living with plants.

  ·   Date: Friday, May 18

  ·   Time: 2:30 PM to 3 PM Welcome & Student-Led Garden Tour / 3 PM to 4:30 PM Award Ceremony & School Garden Project & School Health and Wellness Fair

  ·   Address: Garfield Elementary School, 1640 22nd Avenue, Oakland, CA, 510.535.2857

If you're interested in attending or for more information, please contact Garfield Elementary School at 510.535.2857 or one of the following KidsGardening team members:

KidsGardening Local Contact:
Beth Saunders 617.921.6551
BethS@kidsgardening.org

KidsGardening:
Maree Gaetani  802.324.3699
mareeg@kidsgardening.org

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THE 2018 BUDDING BOTANIST GRANT, KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION AND/OR KIDSGARDENING

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Karen Oliver and Associates
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Location:Oakland - California - United States
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