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Walmart Foundation is OUR Partner in Education

Thirty art students along with Mrs. James and Mr. Starnes have planted 235 plants and 3 trees along with distributing 4 tractor trailer loads of mulch in the garden and surrounding areas. The Art Garden Outdoor Learning Center will be an active site for discovery learning hosting student sculpture installations as well as providing a place for reflective drawing, painting, reading, and journaling. The Art Garden Outdoor Learning Center will help teach students the importance of wildlife and natural resource conservation.

The Art Garden Outdoor Learning Center has been made possible by a grant from the Walmart Foundation. The Walmart Foundation is committed to providing “hands-on”, “minds-on” natural resources and environmental learning experiences for middle school children.

The NC Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation in partnership with Walmart has funded Piedmont Middle School’s new outdoor learning center.

Thanks also go out to Lombardo Swimming Pools, LLC for their generous donation of ceramic tiles that will be part of several upcoming garden bench projects.

Written by: Margaret James
Posted: Mar 02, 2012 by Karen Barbee

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