The Chelsea Area Senior Center has applied for a grant through “Seeds of Change” for the Intergenerational Garden to secure funding for a hoophouse, which would extend the growing season.
The senior center hopes to secure funding not just for the hoophouse but also for electrical and water access. The goal is to also develop educational programs and demos, which can be implemented in both the schools and the senior center.
The growing season in Michigan is May-August, which does not allow for much overlap with the school year, but with a hoophouse, it would allow a longer growing season, to successfully integrate gardening into the school curriculum and lunch program.
Trihn Pifer, executive director for the center, is asking everyone to please vote for the garden on the Seeds of Change Facebook page.
To vote , click here.
Here’s how it works:
- Enter zipcode “48118” and press “Find”.
- On the WSEC Intergenerational Garden submission, “Like” us to vote for the garden.
- You can vote up to once per day.
Pifer says the garden has a chance to win $10,000 or $25,000.
She asks people to “Like” the garden every day until voting ends on May 17.