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Teachers can receive classroom equipment for Plants for Pollinators program

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Brynne Briegs, 17, installs a bee box at her pollinator garden with some assistance. (Courtesy photo)

The Freehold Soil Conservation District will provide free “Plants for Pollinators in the Classroom” Resource Kits to teachers in Middlesex and Monmouth County.

The program is designed to help students discover the importance of native pollinators and to study the relationship between plants and pollinators.

Selected teachers will receive indoor growing kits complete with a plant stand, grow bulbs, potting soil and seeds for students to explore plant growth, conduct experiments and raise pollinator plants. The kit also includes a packet of resources, lessons, plant information and planting guidelines.

In the spring, student-grown plants are to be planted in a school or community garden. Participating teachers will also receive a supply of potted plants to enhance their pollinator garden.

All materials will be provided free of charge.

Teachers must apply for the program by March 23. The registration brochure is available online at www.freeholdscd.org, by emailing info@freeholdscd.org, or by calling Freehold Soil Conservation District at 732-683-8500. Supplies are limited.


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