Bulbs & Perennials Needed for School Garden-Based Nutrition Education programs

The Food Systems Project School Garden-Based Nutrition Education program at four elementary schools is in need of perennial and bulb donations for fall beautification efforts. As you may already know, our school garden program is funded by the Michigan Nutrition Network; which covers staffing, supplies and food samples. All garden supplies rely fully on community donation. Things like flowers for schoolyard beautification are not an ethical expense in the field of nutrition education. However, the more beautiful the gardens are, the more magical the experience is for our students (and the more likely they will try nutritious food samples).

If you have some leftover bulbs or perennials that you would like to donate, please deliver them Monday through Friday between the hours of 9-3 to our office on the corner of Pine and Ionia (530 W. Ionia St., Suite D., Lansing, MI 48933). If you have a preference as to which school you would like them planted in, please include a note specifying (Riddle, Cavanaugh, Willow or MMLA). All donations without notation will be divied up amongst the four schools.

Thank you in advance for the beautiful spring to come.

Thanks, Joy Baldwin Food Systems Project Coordinator Phone: (517) 999-2894 Fax: (517) 999-2897 joy@nwlansing.org