Maggie Walker Governor’s School has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. The Garden Club at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School is starting a school garden that will grow vegetables and herbs to be eaten by students and faculty. Additionally, flowers and other shrubbery will be planted to beautify the schools grounds to add beauty to the campus, located in the middle of Richmond city. Six raised garden beds will be used because of the rocky soil conditions at the location. funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase supplies for building the raised beds, gardening soil, compost, vegetable plants, and herbs for the garden.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.