Seven Hills School is proud to announce that we received notification that the Whole Kids Foundation has awarded a grant of $2,000 to support the Phoenix Garden! "Our vision is to transform our garden and campus from sterile and urban to productive, beautiful, and environmentally healthy," said Lee Bristow, the Phoenix Garden Coordinator.
This grant will help Mr. Bristow conduct soil tests, create improvements to help protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and expand the growing season. Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides funding to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. The foundation was conceived by Whole Foods Market.
The Whole Kids Foundation grant is the most recent in a string of grants for the Phoenix Garden including a grant from the Dominion Foundation that supported the building of our "cold frame" garden on the south side of Building D. Students and faculty have been enjoying arugula and radishes out of this winter garden.
Click here to watch a video of the garden being built!