Keep Cobb Beautiful staff recently announced that its Dig'n The Dirt school garden grant applications are available for learning gardens in all Cobb County public and private schools.
"Our sponsorship partners recognize the educational value of getting kids to learn math, science, language arts and other subjects related to the Georgia Performance Standards in a hands-on method, not to mention the health aspect of just getting them outside for sunshine and fresh air," Elicia Fritsch, KCB co-chair, said.
Grant applications are available to all schools in Cobb County, excluding Marietta City Schools, whether they have an existing learning garden or want to start a new garden on school grounds. Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $1,000. One application per school and the application period runs through Oct. 31. This program is funded by contributions from Whole Foods Market at Merchants Walk, Edens & Avant, Waste Management, Inc. and Lockheed Aeronautics.