Klorane Botanical Foundation + KidsGardening Announce Inez Elementary School Winner of 2019 Budding Botanist Grant
New Xeriscape Garden to Be Celebrated on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The Klorane Botanical Foundation is collaborating with KidsGardening to help provide more children with the opportunity to be connected to nature through garden-based learning. Impact reports conducted by the national nonprofit, KidsGardening, reveal that kids who garden show an 86% increase in environmental stewardship.
"The Budding Botanist grant provides our youngest citizens with the opportunity to value their environment, explore the plant world, and inspires them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems,"
"Sharing botanical knowledge all around the world, with a particular focus on educating children, is key to the Klorane Botanical Foundation's core mission," says Jacqueline Flam, Chief Marketing Officer, Klorane. "This makes it especially gratifying to support the Budding Botanist Grant Program, a tremendous opportunity to work with these deserving schools in empowering them to bring green spaces back to our cities."
See a 2018 Budding Botanist Grant Winner, Academy for Global Citizenship, Chicago, IL, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/
One of six winning schools across the country, Inez Elementary School has been awarded a Budding Botanist Grant package valued at $3000 in cash and supplies to provide resources for creating learning gardens with their students. The school was selected for its commitment to teaching environmental sustainability and biodiversity. The school is utilizing the Budding Botanist Grant to support their goal of creating a garden that demonstrates the principles of xeriscaping, including water retention techniques and erosion management.
According to parent volunteer Rebecca Brinkerhoff, "We want to foster a love and appreciation for our high desert environment and we've designed a landscape plan to demonstrate xeriscape principles, including water retention practices and erosion management."
Brinkerhoff adds, "We will use native plants along with traditional regional building techniques such as adobe and rammed earth berms. Teaching sustainability and an appreciation for the bounty possible when respect for our environment and traditional and pueblo community knowledge are used is what this program is all about."
On Tuesday, May 7, the Klorane Botanical Foundation and KidsGardening will help host a garden project and celebration at the school in honor 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: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Address: 1700 PENNSYLVANIA ST NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87110
If you're interested in attending or for more information, please contact Rebecca Brinkerhoff at 505-299-9010 or one of the following KidsGardening team members:
Local KidsGardening Contact:
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THE 2019 BUDDING BOTANIST GRANT, KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION AND/OR KIDSGARDENING.
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