Local garden club awards grant to Anzar High School

"EduGrow Grant Program" designed to foster youth horticulture education

The South Valley Fleurs Garden Club recently gave a grant to Anzar High School from its EduGrow Grant Program to foster youth horticulture education.

Anzar High School Principal Charlene McKowan accepted the award from Betsy Ding, EduGrow Committee chair, and Susan Houghton, Fleurs  president on Feb. 24 at the high school.

Also present were San Juan resident and master gardener, Debra Stone, and Hollister resident and club treasurer Sally Biersdorff, both of whom are members of South Valley Fleurs Garden Club.

Grant funds will be used at the Anzar High School Garden to complete electric wiring for automating drip systems in raised vegetable beds, as well as other upgrades to the garden.

McKowan teaches a gardening class at Anzar  that gives hands-on opportunities for student’s to learn about growing plants for sustenance and aesthetic value. These are life-lessons that will serve these students well in to their futures.

The South Valley Fleurs Garden Club will be issuing grants to schools, churches, 4-H clubs and other institutions beginning next year, that can complete the qualifications as requested by the club and the EduGrow Committee.  



BenitoLink Staff