Carroll County Public Schools is seeking the assistance of local farmers to receive a grant that will be used to construct a greenhouse and planting beds at Northwest Middle School.
The school system announced in a news release Tuesday that in order to receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, it needs to demonstrate community support in the form of nominations from local farmers.
Applications for the grant are judged on merit, need, and community support, thus the more farmers who nominate Carroll County Public Schools, the more it demonstrates community support.
The project at Northwest Middle is intended to enhance math and science education and service learning.
For more information or to nominate Carroll County Public Schools, visit www.growruraleducation.com or call 1-877-267-3332. Nominations must be submitted by April 6.
The Monsanto Fund is the philanthropic division of the Monsanto Company, a company that develops genetically engineered crops.
Monsanto is expected to invest $2.3 million this year to strengthen math and science programs in rural public school districts, according to the CCPS news release.