WP Rawl Garden Grant Recipients Awards Presented to Spring Winners!
January 16, 2017: Twice a year the Lexington OneEducational Foundation offers school garden grantsthanks to the most generous support of Walter P.Rawl & Sons. This local business started as a familyselling peaches in 1925 and has evolved into a large,nationally-recognized, multi-state farm that focuseson greens and speciality vegetables. However,despite the company’s growth, the family stillremembers its local roots and gives back in supportof Lexington One students and schools.
The WP Rawl grants range from $250 to sustain a current school garden to up to $500 to build a new school garden. The purpose of each School Garden Mini-Grant is to provide Lexington One schools an opportunity to enhance students’ knowledge of diet and nutrition by providing financial assistance toward a schoolgarden or other live plant projects. Types of projects funded include vegetable gardens, butterfly gardens, vegetationfor outdoor classrooms, and a greenhouse or indoor nursery.
A big congratulations to the following schools and project leaders that were chosen as the Spring 2018 Grant recipients:
- Deerfield Elementary School – India “Alysse” Bullard
- Forts Pond Elementary School – Helen Siceloff
- Meadow Glen Elementary School – Jeanne McKinney
- Pleasant Hill Elementary School – Anya Degtyareva
- Pleasant Hill Middle School- Anne Peterson & Mary Ashley Rodriguez
- Red Bank Elementary School- Kristin Dycus
- River Bluff High School- Amy Price
Many thanks to WP Rawl & Sons for continuing to support Lexington One students and schools through their most generous donations for these school garden grants!