Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, GCPS receive $20K grant for gardens

Learning gardens have become popular across Gwinnett County Public Schools in recent years, most notably at Pharr Elementary, where state officials have toured.

This week, more schools received an infusion of funding thanks to a $20,000 grant from the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful to Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful as part of its community partners grant program.

The grant is designed to benefit communities with projects that focus on critical needs. Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s grant program is titled Project Plant it Forward. It’s a joint effort between Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, GCPS, Monarchs Across Georgia and the Captain Planet Foundation, Project Plant It Forward to allow local schools to create edible and pollinator learning gardens.