A new round of grants is looking to support school gardens and programs that teach K-12 students about horticulture and gardening. The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association announced a new round of grants on Tuesday.
According to a release, educators in public schools, private schools, and local community organizations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County can apply for funding.
PMG says the money can be used to buy seeds, plants, tools, soil tests, fertilizer, compost, mulch, and gardening books or other instructional materials.
Previous grants have helped area students learn about vegetable gardening, herb gardening, gardening for pollinators, hydroponic gardening, and composting.
Schools have also used funding to help engage students in creating food gardens, native plant gardens, and rain gardens. For information on eligibility and the application, click here. Applications need to be submitted by Feb. 26.
Grants ranging from $100 to $400 will be awarded in early March.
Source: CBS News