The Batesville Primary School will expand its popular gardening program, thanks to a $2,000 grant awarded at the Batesville Community Education Foundation’s Western Night fundraising event on April 16. At the event, each of the four BCSC schools presented a grant proposal. Those in attendance donated money to the grant idea they’d most like to see funded. BPS met the $2,000 goal, winning the grant.
BPS teacher Vickie Heil, coordinator of the garden project, said: “The BPS Garden will be an interactive, interdisciplinary learning space to extend learning beyond the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to explore vegetable/herb gardens, water conservation with the use of rain barrels, care for plants with a watering system, helping our environment through the use of a composter, a global connection with a butterfly garden, and connecting to nature through art. The garden will be complete with a pergola, trellis, and defined walkways to provide ease of gardening and exploring.”
Congratulations to BPS for expanding their students’ learning beyond the basics!