There is tremendous local need to increase access to impactful education opportunities for youth in our community, and at Vaughn Middle School in specific.
The Rotary Club of Reno, Midtown is partnering with Urban Roots to meet this need. Vaughn Middle School's principal (Dr. Victoria Roybal) and Vaughn's Communities in Schools Site Coordinator (Alexis Adams) recently approached Urban Roots in the hopes of participating in Urban Roots' Garden Classrooms programming for the 2018-2019 school year. Participation in the Garden Classrooms program entails: Designing and creating a school-site garden; Placing an educator at the school site to conduct in-class and garden-based lessons once/week throughout the school year; Conducting a teacher training in order for school faculty to learn how to use the garden effectively in their curriculum; Providing school field-trips for students to the Urban Teaching Farm; and, Recruiting/training of a volunteer group to adopt and tend to the school garden.
The Rotary Club of Reno, Midtown plans to be the boots on the ground to build the school-site garden as well as serving as the volunteer group to adopt and help tend to the school garden. If you're interested in joining in on the build please contact us!!!
To aid in the support of this project, the Rotary Club of Reno, Midtown has applied for a grant to match the funds donated here. That means for every dollar you donate, TWO dollars go towards building the Vaughn Middle School garden. If we meet our goal, we expect to have the $2,500 to make the building of the garden possible. Please join us in making this a reality.
Breakdown of Costs
- Raised Beds - Wood and Screws $500.00
- Compost (Including Delivery) $500.00
- Other Garden Materials - Hose, Adapters, Plants $250.00
- Overhead $0.00
If Funding Goal is Exceeded:
Additional excess contributions will be donated to the education program at Urban Roots to expand this project by providing funding for the on-site garden educator.
If Funding Goal is Not Met:
We will continue fundraising to meet our funding goal.