Kedron freshens up garden with a grant

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With the help of a grant from the Fayette Master Gardener Association and a lot of hard work from volunteers, Kedron Elementary enrichment students are fixing up the school’s green spaces.

With the help of the Fayette Master Gardener Association, the green spaces at Kedron Elementary are looking even more beautiful. A generous grant from the group enabled 2nd and 3rd grade enrichment students to plant shade plants to update their outdoor area for all Knights to enjoy.

Close to Kedron’s courtyard is an area that 10 years ago was the home of boxwoods and grass. With the addition of dogwood trees, the plants slowly died as the shade took over the area. The enrichment students challenged themselves to create a beautiful outdoor space for everyone at the school while learning about sun and shade plants.

They wrote letters to the principal and PTO asking for support with the mulch and the funds for picnic tables. Kedron’s Watch Dog Dads stepped up to the plate and helped the enrichment students move and spread mulch. The students then cleared the old plants and restored the area with shade plants with the support of a grant from the Fayette Master Gardener Association. The project will be completed with the arrival of the picnic tables purchased by the PTO.

— Article provided by the Fayette County School System.