The Budding Botanists at Spring Hill have a new butterfly garden to explore thanks to a generous donation from Kids Gardening and the Klorane Botanical Foundation. Spring Hill Elementary Community School was one of six schools in the United States to receive the $3,000 grant.
Great Schools Partnership partnered with Native Plant Rescue Squad, Stanley’s Greenhouse, local sculptor Peston Farabow, Kevin Shober and STEM lab teacher Amanda Callahan Mims to make this dream a reality. Jessica Bocangel, the Community School site resource coordinator for Spring Hill, mobilized the community and identified key partners that brought this project to fruition.
Spring Hill’s wildlife habitat garden will be a haven for up to 169 species of birds, moths, butterflies and caterpillars. It currently boasts 130 native plants.
Spring Hill is one of 16 Community Schools operated by the Great Schools Partnership for Knox County Schools. Great Schools Partnership’s Community Schools were founded on the belief that by working together, we can foster student, school, family and community success.
For more information on Great Schools Partnership’s Community Schools, please go to: www.greatschoolspartnership.com/community-schools.