Edmonds Floretum Garden Club awards garden grants to four schools

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The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club has awarded four School Garden Grants to local schools. These grants are meant to support teachers, parents, students, and administrators in developing gardens on public school property to enhance student learning.

Recipients and their projects include:

Sherwood Elementary School, Edmonds: To support a student gardening club in planting and caring for flowers to beautify the school.

College Place Elementary School, Lynnwood: To refurbish existing garden and purchase tools for maintaining garden beds and fruit trees.

Chase Lake Elementary School, Edmonds: To repair existing garden beds and build a water drip system for summer months.

Cedar Way Elementary School, Mountlake Terrace: To support their Life-Lab, including outdoor storage, tools, compost, plants.

A new round of grants will be available in fall 2024; an initial grant can be up to $1,000. Awards will be paid directly to the school.

Email the grants coordinator at grants@floretum.org for more information, and visit floretum.org to learn more about the club.

  1. This is so wonderful to read!! The elementary school where I taught for 14 years in Seattle had garden boxes, enough for one per classroom, which we were each responsible for planting, weeding, watering (with the help of rain) and maintaining. We had a box of handtools that was shared by the teachers (therefore a simple schedule for usage was established). We planted both flowers and vegetables and were able to eat our vegetables by the end of the school year (middle to end of June). The vegetables that took longer to grow were maintained through the summer by the onsight childcare program. Such a fun learning experience for my Kindergarten students (and me)!

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