|The Acton Garden Club Education Grant awarded the Friends of the Acton Arboretum a check to support educational signage at the new Rain Garden at the arboretum. Pictured are Bettina Abe on the left with her dog Ursa and Karen Martin from the Education Grant's Committee for the Acton Garden Club. The new Rain Garden is in the background.|
| Douglas School second graders in Anne Littleton's class are eager to plant seeds they've started as soon as the threat of frost is past.
Acton Garden Club President Joan Yatteau (on left) and Sue Bricker, Teacher's Grant Committee Chair for the Club (on right), award a grant check to 2nd grade teacher Anne Littleton for Douglas School's community garden project.
| Acton Garden Club President Joan Yatteau and Chair of the Club's Teacher's Grant Committee Sue Bricker present the award check to Gates School Principal Lynne Newman and teachers Mr. Monty Grob, Becky Acheson, Sheryl Kokkinos and staff at the school who helped with the development of the garden plot.
Gates School children created 'picket portraits' around their American Heritage Garden project.
|Maura Sharp – Douglas School 5th Grade – “A New Back Porch” – A seedling and gardening project that will enhance the back stairs leading to the playground.|
|Debbie Kay – Douglas School Kindergarten– “Enhancing Outdoor Spaces” The children will be planting seeds and watching and tending to them. The seedlings will be placed in planter boxes that will be installed on the side of a modular classroom that is blocking their view of the outdoors.|
|Mary Ann Brandt – Merriam School 5th Grade – “Outdoor Classroom Clean up and Services Project” – Cleaning up, weeding and removing invasive plants from the outdoor classroom area. This is a service project for the 5th grade, but the students will also be planning ways to improve the area with plantings that will attract birds and butterflies.|
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