Laguna Beach Garden Club Presents LBUSD Schools Outdoor Education Programs With $5500 Grant for 2020
The Laguna Beach Garden Club is honored to announce the presentation of $5500 total in grant checks to Top of the World, El Morro and Thurston Middle School to support the Outdoor Education programs in their school gardens.
At the start of the year, LBGC Board President Nancy Englund presented checks to Penny Dressler (Thurston Middle School), Kelly Osborne (Top of the World Elementary) and Samantha Andres (El Morro Elementary). The LBGC is committed to the advancement of gardening, horticulture, ecology and conservation through education and participation in related community projects.
"TOW PTA is so fortunate to have the continued support of the Laguna Beach Garden Club. With their generous donation, we purchase greenhouse supplies, tools, seeds, soil amendments and other items needed to make our garden program thrive. Furthermore, we are delighted to have established a true community partner. Laguna Beach Garden Club members also volunteer their time monthly, acting as docents for lessons and serving as leaders in our school garden committee," states Kelly Osborne.
Penny Dressler says, “I agree with poet and environmental activist Wendell Berry when he said, “the Earth is what we all have in common.” I also know that the Laguna Beach Garden Club believes that, because they support the endeavors TMS makes each year through their financial contribution to the Ecology Club and Canyon View Learning Garden here at Thurston Middle School. I am so grateful for their support!”
Nancy Englund states, “The best part of LBGC is giving to support outdoor education for kids. I love to see that our investment has helped bring learning into a real-world environment.”
Laguna Beach Garden Club Meeting Information:
The Laguna Beach Garden Club meets on the second Friday of every month, September through May at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA in Tankersley Hall. 9:30 am Social, 10:00 am General Meeting, Public is welcome, there is no charge forguests on their first visit. Parking: Free in the Laguna Canyon Road lot (spaces 300-422) or $3 for all day in spaces 185-228.
For more information on the garden club: www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org
The Non-profit Laguna Beach Garden Club, Inc. was founded in 1928 in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA and celebrated its 91st anniversary in February. Its members support a wide variety of projects related to education in gardening, horticulture, landscape and floral design, conservation, ecology and bird life. We are members of the California Garden Club Inc., which includes membership in the National Garden Clubs Inc. We are incorporated and have well defined by-laws with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation.