The Young Gardeners Program Receives Funds for a Second Year
We are proud to announce that the Young Gardeners Program received a renewal grant to fund the program for a second year! The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership at Towson University, in collaboration with Higher Achievement Baltimore, was awarded the grant to support the after-school garden club for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The Young Gardeners Program began in 2012 in cooperation with Higher Achievement’s after-school program at Arundel Elementary-Middle School. There were fifteen elementary and middle school students who participated last year. We hope the program will grow to 20 students this year. The program continues to create a space for Cherry Hill students to expand their understanding of health, nutrition, and gardening in creative ways. Students have an opportunity to manage an herb garden, eat healthy foods, and participate in educational workshops. The workshops are presented by students from Towson University and Cherry Hill community members.
We are very excited to expand the program to new students and foster enthusiasm around leading healthy lives.
If you are interested in applying for a Cherry Hill People’s Garden grant, please contact Nadine Braunstein, Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.