NC Beautiful board member Alan Herosian, grant winner Kristen Snyder, T&C's Katherine K, George Watts principal Patti Crum, and NC Beautiful director Steve Vacendak with Ms. Snyder's young gardeners.
Town & Country Garden Club has presented grants of $1000 to each of two Durham educators through the NC Beautiful "Windows of Opportunity" program. The grants fund the winning teachers' proposals for furthering environmental awareness in their students and came from the club's community projects for the 2009-2010 year.
The grants have been presented to Kristen Snyder of George Watts Montessori School and Ruth McDaniel of Southern High School. Town & Country president, Katherine Kirschner, visited the schools to present the awards. After her visit to Ms. Snyder's class she commented, "What a fabulous little garden Ms. Snyder's students have - winter veggies, herbs, fruit-bearing shrubs and trees, as well as a few perennials. Of course the most popular item in the garden was the earthworms!"
L: Ms. Snyder's students check out the earthworms
R: Ms. Snyder and T&C's Katherine K with the students