Detroit High School Ag Department was recently awarded two National grants totaling $18,000 for the building of the Detroit Community Garden and Education Center.
After a rigorous application and interview process, the school received a $15,000 grant from Bayer Fund – Growing American Communities. Only 25 of these grants were given in the United States to rural schools for a community project.
The second grant, a $3,000 Living to Serve National FFA Year Long Grant, came from the National FFA Association which will allow the school to better serve the community.
“Mrs. Denny’s greenhouse classes will grow all the plants and vegetables for the garden and be the caretakers,” said the school. “The community plus head start to 12th grade can use it for projects or learning especially STEM teachers. We appreciate the support from our Principal, Mr. Lloyd, and our CTE Director, Mrs. Henderson, in this new adventure. Also thank you to our Superintendent, Mrs. Thompson, for helping get the information we needed for our application and for the support of this project. Thank you to our DISD Board for unanimously voting tonight to allow us to proceed and accept our grants and for supporting our students! Now time to get started.”
Detroit Community Garden and Education Center to be open May 2021.