CHEARS AWARDED GRANT FOR DEMONSTRATION GARDENS!
January 25, 2010
CHEARS was awarded a $1500 grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation for the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden project. The grant which will be matched by CHEARS funds will go to holding educational workshops on Chesapeake Bay friendly home edible and native plant land care practices; and to support the purchase of fruit and nut trees and the establishing of demonstration gardens in each of the three major geographic areas of Greenbelt (center, east and west). CHEARS also hopes to do some fun raising with the gardens!!
CHEARS has been working with the city of Greenbelt to obtain permissions to site the gardens on public land near community and recreation centers. CHEARS hopes to establish outdoor classroom gardens that are multi-generational, handicapped accessable. The gardens will provide an opportunity for combining gardening with artistic expression and co-learning about sustainable landscaping.