Kendall elementary approved for grant to establish raised bed garden

Staff Reports Posted 15 November 2022 at 10:10 am

KENDALL – The elementary school has been approved for a grant to establish raised beds for a garden.

Terra Science and Education, based in Syracuse, announced the $903.60 grant for Kendall’s “Pumpkin Patch Problem Solving” project, led by teacher Wendy O’Hearn.

The project will involve K-12 students in the school district establishing raised beds for a garden located at Kendall Elementary School. A garden offers an ideal area for teaching and learning about plant science, biology, chemistry, soil science and math. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the natural world when they are actively engaged in scientific inquiry.

Kendall Elementary School is among 16 organizations across New York State awarded 2023 Capacity Building Grants from Terra Science and Education. For the 2023 grant cycle, Terra received 28 applications requesting more than $115,000 in grant funds. Terra awarded a total of $57,468 in grants to increase educational opportunities for students throughout the state.

Terra Science and Education is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the quality of life through investment in those involved in education and innovation. For more information about Terra Science and Education or the Capacity Building Grant Program, email or visit the website at