PNC Bank has given a $5,500 grant to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center to fund a gardening program for young children.
The grant from the bank’s “Grow Up Great” program will go towards CBEC’s Creepy Crawlers Gardening Project for kids aged 1 to 5 years old. Participants will be taught the difference between fruits and vegetables, how to plant them, and learn about soil and plant growth. Included will be a visit to a farm and grocery store.
The classes will extend through April 2015.
“What makes this gardening program beneficial is the emphasis on joining the child in hands on interaction, play and discovery rather than imparting information,” says Judy Wink, CBEC’s executive director. “The gardening project and PNC’s ‘Grow Up Great’ mission are a perfect fit for the children in instilling a positive attitude about self.”
To register, go to CBEC’s website at www.bayrestoration.org and click “Creepy Crawlers” under Education Programs.
CBEC is a non-profit environmental center on the Kent Narrows in Grasonville, MD.