Agencies, community partner on Hilltop Elementary School community garden

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is proud to announce a beneficial partnership with fellow county agencies and community members to build a vegetable garden at Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie.  The garden provides a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty members to integrate nutrition through gardening in elementary classrooms and during our before-and-after-school child care program.

The project was funded by a grant from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and implemented with hard work and dedication by the following partners:Hilltop ES Community Garden 050

  • Hilltop Elementary School
      • Louise DeJesu, Principal
      • Megan Edwards, Vice Principal
      • Melissa Connelly, Teacher
  • Judy Center located at Hilltop Elementary School
      • Amy Beal, Director
  • Anne Arundel County Health Department
      • Ann Heiser Buzzelli, Assistant Program Manager
      • Kristin Blomendahl, Health Educator
  • AACPS Food & Nutrition Services
      • Stacey Maczko, Food & Nutrition Specialist
  • Evergreen Gene’s, Inc.
      • Blythe Woods, Volunteer & Professional Landscaper
      • Louri Larash, Volunteer & Professional Landscaper

Many hands came together to make the dream of this garden a reality.  The Garden Dedication & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Hilltop Elementary School.

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