Gardening Grants for Local Schools
More than 3,000 students in 25 schools across 7 states are donning their gardening gloves and getting out into the gardens after receiving funding from the Yates Junior Landcare Grants for Gardens Program.
Two schools in Flow regions - Yorketown Area School and Mannum Community College - were successful in their applications, and will put funding towards their respective projects, a Narungga plant and cultural trail, and sensory well being garden.
Each school will receive $1,500 in funding, $500 of Yates garden products and a growing consultation with a Yates gardening expert to arm the students with tips and tricks to help their gardens thrive.
Angie Thomas, Yates Horticultural Communications Manager, is delighted to see such huge interest in the program.
"We have had such an amazing response from the Garden Grants this year, which shows that our mini green thumbs are passionate about the environment they live in and love to get their hands dirty," she said.
Tessa Matykiewicz, Landcare Australia CEO, is looking forward to see the funded projects take root.
“It is so important to have projects such as these available for children to get involved in," she said.
For a full list of grant recipients, visit landcareaustralia.org.au/grants-for-gardens.