Monetary support for budding horticulturists

Dealership lends a hand, hoping to see gardening program thrive

Presentations were made last week at Castlegar Toyota

Presentations were made last week at Castlegar Toyota

With tulips sprouting at their feet, Kinnaird Elementary students (from left) Kelsea Lockhurst, Amy Chang, Chloe Ahlefeld, and Easton Ambrosio, were on hand at Castlegar Toyota last week to take receipt of a $2,000 grant from the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program, which they’ll use to break ground for new garden beds at their school. Castlegar Toyota Dealer-Principle Craig Kalawsky (right) presented the young gardeners with the cheque and considerable encouragement. Led by Principal Wayne Naka (left), Kinnaird Elementary is in the third year of a five year Schoolyard Greening Project. “We’re going to use the Toyota Evergreen grant to build garden beds, a fence around the beds, and a tool shed,” Naka said. “We are hoping to use these garden beds educationally with our students, but also to provide our community with accessible garden plots.”