For Immediate Release
News from: The Montessori Program at Logan (currently at Watkins)
Date: March 8, 2011Email: email@example.com
For information, visit http://watkinsmontessorischool.org
CONTACT: Nicole Mogul, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MONTESSORI PROGRAM AT LOGAN INVITES BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH NEW CROP OF NATIVE PLANTS
Washington, DC – Employees, volunteers and students at the Montessori program coming to the Logan School are planning a community planting event at their facility this summer with funds from the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant administered by Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes. Here everyone, but especially the children will learn about native plants that have grown in this area for thousands of years, while getting a close-up view of butterflies, songbirds and other creatures that use the plants for food or shelter. Site preparation will take place over the Summer/Spring 2011 and planting date will be announced at a later date. Members of the community are invited to participate in this project.
Seeds for Education grants honor the late Lorrie Otto who originated the modern era of school garden projects in the 1970s in the Milwaukee area.
ANC6C Commissioner Tony Richardson said, “We are so pleased to support the children of the Montessori Program at Logan as they learn about pollination, the water cycle, and beautify the school grounds with their project. In addition, I pledge to assist to the program by seeking further monies from the ANC. I look around the country and I see many communities divesting in education where we should be investing in our children.”
Wild Ones is a non-profit educational association dedicated to encouraging the use of native landscaping for its inherent beauty and for the benefit of the environment. For more information see their website at http://www.for-wild.org.
For more information, please contact Nicole Mogul, email@example.com