The Campus Outdoor Enhancement Project at Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy has received several grants to increase biodiversity on the school campus, as well as make it more “pollinator friendly,” according to school leaders. The project, a collaboration between STEM, biology and math classes, received grants last year from the Oconee River Resource Conservation and Development Council and McDonald's Golden Grants, totaling $2,000.  This year, the program received an additional $3,000 from the Whole Kids Foundation to build a new apiary and pollinator garden. “The garden is full of fruits, vegetables, and flowers which provide nectar for our resident honeybees as well as wild pollinators,” leaders said, adding that the project eventually will also provide honey and food to the school’s culinary program and the Simsations restaurant. “This is an excellent example of farm-to-school programs and the benefit they have for our entire community,” leaders said.

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