Scottsville Elementary School in southern Albemarle County has been awarded a grant of $1,000 in the Community Beautification category. The Scottsville Elementary garden club generates a love of plants and nature exploration. Currently the school has six raised garden beds, which means not every grade or classroom has a garden bed to plant. Funds provided by the 30 in Thirty Grant will be used to add two beds per grade, and two extra for Bright Stars, the preschool program. These beds will allow them to plant beautiful, flowing, native Virginia perennials, and increase the perennial vegetable and berry beds. The garden club will also install a low hoop house infrastructure to allow the growing season to begin earlier in the spring, providing the club more valuable teaching time within the school year.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty Grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partners at Altria and Keep America Beautiful.