AMIS Receives Grant for School Garden

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Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $3,000 Toolbox for Education grant to the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies for construction of a sustainable school garden. The project will include building raised flower and vegetable beds, as well as trellises for vines. It will utilize compost bins and rain barrels to provide nutrients and water for the plants. The kick-off is planned for early March 2013.

“Lowe’s is committed to recognizing and supporting efforts that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “By supporting schools like the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies, we know we are contributing to a cause that’s important to our customers and employess and helping build stronger communities.”

The Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies is one of more than 1,100 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for school improvement projects benefitting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2012-2013 school year.

To view a full list of projects by state, visit www.toolboxforeducation.com/winners.html. Select the Spring 2013 Winners tab, which will list the school, as well as the supporting Lowe’s store that will help with advice, products and assistance.

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