Craycroft Elementary has a community garden whose goal is to show the students, parents, and community members how to be more self reliant and take better take care of the Earth and ourselves. In 2017 the Rincon Rotary helped fund an expansion of the garden, but because of COVID, the facility had fallen out of service. Isabel Martinez, the school's 21st Century Coordinator and Special Education Teacher asked for supplies to bring it back to life. The Rincon Rotary is in favor of rebuilding after COVID and loves gardens. Rotarians Mike High, Stuart Katz worked with local nurseries to provide materials to the garden. Rotarian Rocky Ferrel even provided a yard of compost material from his own gardens to help revitalize things.
Rincon Rotary's support is part of its Rotary LOCAL program, whose mission is to help improve the local community through educational outreach. Rotary LOCAL can provide manpower, resources from local business partners, or in some cases, direct financial support to teachers who apply for assistance.
To find out more about Rotary LOCAL and how it may be able to help you, go to rotarylocal.org.