HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?
1. This grant would allow our school garden to grow and become a focus for the health and wellness for both the children and families of our community. At present, the school garden is very small and located in back portion of the school property. This grant would enable our school to substantially increase the size of the garden and relocate it to the front portion of the campus, thus encouraging greater participation by families and civic groups in the neighborhood. As a school community with over 70% of our student population eligible for Free or Reduced lunch, we must promote healthy eating in an effort to give our students a better opportunity to learn and thrive both in and outside of school. This grant will help educate students and their families through a summer camp component, printed brochures, mailings, creating “how to” videos, conducting cooking classes, and sharing resources with our neighboring school district (Southold) which already has a thriving school garden.