Grafton Garden Club awards grants to teachers


Grafton Garden Club awards grants to teachersGRAFTON – The Grafton Garden Club has announced the awarding of two grants of up to $500 to Grafton teachers.

Jenni Peters, of North Street Elementary School, was awarded a grant to help students learn about gardening, nature and the importance of pollinators. She is the garden club leader for students in grades 2 through 4. The North Street School has an outdoor classroom where students can observe and explore nature. 

The grant will allow Peters to pay for a speaker to discuss with the students the importance of pollinators. She will also purchase Mason bee habitats and bees. These activities are scheduled for the spring.

Another grant was awarded to Katlyn Gieser for all the first-graders at North Grafton Elementary School. The first-graders will plant seeds in the spring and observe the life cycle of plants. Through this activity, the students will learn and write about the parts of plants. 

The Garden Club is happy that the students in Grafton will be involved in gardening and environmental activities.

All the money that supports students through scholarships, and teachers through grants, is raised at the Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale and Raffle on the Common. 

This year, the sale will be on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please attend for all annual, perennial, vegetable and herbal plant needs. Experienced club members will help you by answering gardening questions.

The Grafton Garden Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote interest in and knowledge of gardening and the environment. The club is open to anyone who wishes to join.


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