This grant provides additional funding for students to enhance and expand their outdoor garden. Throughout the year, students participate in the design, planting and maintenance of the garden. This is a valuable hands-on natural science project that allows students to study the needs of plants and their importance to the quality of life on our planet. Our first grant was given in conjunction with the “America in Bloom” competition. That year, the school’s garden gained special mention in the America in Bloom annual report.