Elementary school students are growing green thumbs.
Featherstone Elementary School in Woodbridge has received a grant from the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Prince William.
It will be used to support the school’s garden, which Virginia Preschool Initiative teacher Emily Sasz established three years ago, according to a release from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has helped fund the garden, where several garden beds have been added.
Each week, students are able to learn about planting, weeding and harvesting through a gardening club.
Former PWCS Associate Superintendent Alyson Nourse-Miller and Parent Volunteer Christina Hastings, who are Master Gardeners of Prince William members, help with the project. With assistance from staff members, they applied for the grant.
“We are very proud of staff and students and thankful for Nourse-Miller and Hastings for their support of the school gardens,” Principal Daria Groover said in a release.