Two local food education programs receive grants from Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund

Students at Sunset Hill Elementary School and visitors to the Lawrence Community Orchard will have new opportunities to learn about growing food thanks to grants from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund.

The Community Mercantile Education Foundation, which manages the Sunset Hill school garden, will receive $3,400 to establish classroom gardens, create curriculum tie-ins, and launch a garden club.

The City of Lawrence will receive $1,300 to install an educational kiosk and plant labels at the community orchard, which is maintained by the Lawrence Fruit Tree Project. The orchard was established this year through the city's Common Ground program, and serves as an educational demonstration site that is open to the public.

Learn more about the fund and other grants here.

Tagged: school gardens, Douglas County Community Foundation, community gardens, Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund


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