Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful (KADB) partnered with the art departments of Darton State College and Albany State University to paint a garden scene mural at the Adult Day Care Center of AARC. In December , KADB’s @Lowe’s Community Improvement Grant allowed KADB to install ceiling fans, pavers, flower beds and three raised garden boxes at AARC. The art students were elated to see the smiles on the AARC clients faces as they viewed the mural.
In the photo above, you will see a group of Elementary kids from Lincoln School in North Platte, Nebraska. The school and Kids Klub, an afterschool program, partnered with Keep North Platte Lincoln County Beautiful and the Berean Church to create the GROW (Gardens Reshape Our World) Community Garden. The Garden was funded by local donations and a $12,000 Troy-Bilt Taking Root Grant. GROW serves as an outdoor classroom for kids and a community garden spot. Kids also pick produce and take it to the local homeless shelter and Salvation Army.