Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Grow Grant

The Thatcher Brook Primary School PTO is thrilled to announce that we have received a Grow Grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund to expand our current Four Winds community involvement program to include important sustainability-themed activities, such as the school gardens, the classroom cooking cart, farm-to-school activities, and energy education. Through a planning process during this Spring 2017, we hope to engage businesses, the public and private sector, new volunteers, and our students to integrate existing activities and programs for greater sustainability education. We have received $2,500 for this planning and initial piloting phase. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Dana Hudson at hudsondana@comcast.net.

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to more than 2,000 community groups and initiatives covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org.

New England Grassroots Environmental Fund