Anne Marie Walkup, Erika Peltier and Nakailey Jackson for Chesnut President!
Kitchen Gardeners International to the rescue! Today they listed Chesnut Garden as one of their Sow It Forward full grant winners. They must agree with these young ladies that this program is worthy of presidential attention, because they selected Chesnut as one of 50 winners out of 925 applicants from 48 states and 11 countries.
The grant includes $300 cash, $200 garden supply gift card, $55 worth of seeds, a book and one-year subscription to KGI Garden Planner. Thank you KGI!
We plan to use the money to fulfill the wish of fifth grade teacher Timika Howard, who thought of using geometrically shaped raised beds as math teaching tools for area and division. Whether or not they are elected to School President, Ms. Peltier, Ms. Walkup, and Ms. Jackson WILL soon have a bigger Chesnut Garden, where as fifth graders, they will decide what to grow in their new beds. Though they won’t make it into the lunchroom because of county regulations, their crops could certainly become another math lesson, as the students measure quantities in a recipe, for a delicious snack they grew themselves!