Volunteers clean up and prepare the future site of the Learning Garden.

Kaitlyn Uthe and Michelle Anderson – Prairie Ridge Elementary Learning Garden

Date grant awarded: July 23, 2019

The Prairie Ridge Elementary Learning Garden is a space where students come to learn and be inspired. The Learning Garden will be a pollinator habitat where children can observe and explore scientific phenomena first hand. As a pollinator habitat, the Learning Garden will also support national pollinator conservation efforts. The Learning Garden will be planted with species that are native to the Iowa prairie, which restore the ecosystems and preserve species that might otherwise be lost forever.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum