Butterfield Trail gardening space to be dedicated Sept. 15 | Press Release

Courtesy: Apple Seeds, Inc.

“One of a Kind” Wildlife and Gardening Space Dedication Ceremony at Butterfield Trail Elementary

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Butterfield Trail Elementary School, 3050 North Old Missouri Road, Fayetteville, AR 72703

DETAILS: Apple Seeds, Inc. in partnership with Butterfield Trail Elementary School and the Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee’s Community Wildlife Habitat Project ™ will celebrate the dedication of a garden/wildlife space. This new space, which includes a rain garden, raised vegetable garden beds, herb garden and pollinator garden is the first of its kind for any Fayetteville Public School.

The celebration will include an herb planting activity with Mayor Lioneld Jordan and a garden tour. Children from the Gardening Club will present two new raised beds for the space. This will be the culmination of nearly 6 months work. Community partners involved in this project include the Butterfield Trail Parent & Teacher Organization, Fayetteville in Bloom, Master Gardeners and several others.

Future plans for the new learning space include installing a water feature, planting additional herbs and vegetables, and building an outdoor classroom area where all teachers can lead lessons.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education. Other significant funding for the project has come from the Butterfield PTO, Community Wildlife Habitat Project, Fayetteville in Bloom, and Illinois River Watershed Partnership.


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