The Selby Foundation is donating $ 50,000 to a school garden for friends of Sarasota County Parks

The Sarasota County UF / IFAS Master Gardener Volunteers has launched a large-scale project to develop the Twin Lakes Park Extension Office into a major horticultural school.

William G. And the Marie Selby Foundation donate $ 50,000 to the Sarasota County Parks Friends (FOSCP) to support the Extension of Gardens Project at Lake 6,700 Clark Road.

According to the FOSCP Chapter, UF / IFAS Chief Horticultural Volunteers (MGVs) has launched a large-scale project to develop the grounds around the Twin Lakes Park Extension Office into the former Horticulture Garden. The Selby Foundation grant represents a primary funding to support the multidisciplinary project.

The grant will be used to fund the development of an educational greenhouse, a law enforcement facility for Americans with disabilities, outdoor rooms, edible beds, Florida-friendly plants and pastures. MGVs have renovated existing perimeter vegetables with more Florida-friendly plants and improved existing butterfly gardens and bios.

Terry Redman is president of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks.

Terry Redman is president of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks.

FOSCP President Terry Redman said, “We are delighted that the Selby Foundation has provided such generous funding to support the educational expansion of Lake Twin Park.” Teaching that means. EOG serves as a starting point for learning about the nine Florida-friendly topography principles and for University of Florida-based horticultural information.

Sarasota County Chief Gardener Volunteers recently launched a massive fundraising campaign for EGG, a five-year effort. Individuals interested in supporting the project are encouraged to visit the donation page at sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota and donate directly to MGV-EOG.

Celby Foundation It is a private foundation founded in 1955 by William G. and Marie Selby. The Foundation supports the districts of Sarasota, Manate, Charlotte and Desoto with capital grants and scholarships. Since its inception, the Selby Foundation has provided over $ 120 million in community support. Visit selbyfdn.org for more information.

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This article originally appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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