Arthur Kramer Elementary is competing for a $50,000 grant from Clorox. With just a click of your mouse (and the surrender of a few personal details), you can put the Colts one step closer to a revamped vegetable garden and so much more. You can also Text “Clorox7889” to 44144. Voting runs through Dec. 9 and allows for one vote with each method daily.
An excerpt from the school’s application reads:
This $50,000 grant would allow us to rebuild our garden, and to add a greenhouse, nature trail, herb garden, wildflower field, rainwater barrels and a chicken yard with coup. The impact of this grant will be so great in allowing students from kindergarten through 5th grade to expand their learning in many ways. They would be able to collect fresh eggs and produce to sell in their own school farmer’s market which would teach them about commerce, agriculture, and provide them with many other learning experiences. Each class will also come up with a special name for their garden bed and select what will be planted each season. This grant would boost school pride as each class would get the whole family involved with the care and maintenance for each of their vegetable beds. We would like to encourage fresh produce in the diets of our students and their families. That is the biggest “seed” we want to plant.