Maryvale HS Earth Club Submitted an Application for Funding up to $2500 for Their Community Garden

Posted by Communications on 3/28/2018

The Maryvale Earth Club submitted an application for funding up to $2500 for their community garden to Schools, a program that encourages students to make a difference in their communities, promoting environmental education, innovation and creative solutions.     The main objective of the school garden is to establish a sustainable outlet for students and staff to appreciate the elements of urban gardening by incorporating collaborative project planning within academic subjects and grade levels

The top 50 programs were placed on the Green Schools Program website, where members could donate their Recyclebank points.  For every 250 points donated to a school’s project, $1 was added to the grant.     Twenty-five schools were selected nationwide for grants, but Maryvale was the only Arizona school.   And while some schools set a goal of $500, Maryvale went for the maximum amount.  The Earth Club promoted the grant contest to friends, family and community members and reached their $2500 goal and will receive a check to fund their projects.   The school will have a presentation in May.