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PCC Taste | March 2014

Community Grant

And the award goes to...

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From left: Claudia Lewis - Community Relations, Principle Erika Ayer, and GL Store Director Ryan Walker

We're delighted to announce that our first Community Grant has been awarded to the Daniel Bagley School Garden program, in the Greenlake neighborhood. Our $1,000 award will ensure that all classes can participate in the program, some of them for the first time.

This remarkable program was first developed through the efforts of three parents and one teacher: Andrea Huber, Barb McKague, Trudy Tessero and Marguerite Humphrey. It supplies indoor labs for plant starts, raised beds for individual classes to care for, and curriculum add-ons around garden-based outdoor learning opportunities.

During the summer months, all of the harvested produce is donated to the Greenwood Food Bank. "We just went there and talked to [the food bank] and said we would love to be connected with them. The kids actually wash all the greens before we [donate them]," says Huber, while parents volunteer for seasonal maintenance duties.

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