Kids in Action - February 2017
Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant
Pleasant Lane Elementary School, Lombard
Bringing back native plants to the neighborhood was one of the goals of this project. In doing so, the students hoped to provide the food and shelter needed to attract small wildlife species. All classes at the school utilize the garden in their curriculum, and the community visits it as well. This native prairie development was a project of the student garden club. They cleared the area of existing plants, tested and prepared the soil, developed a plan for the habitat, planted seeds and plants and assisted with maintenance. Their teamwork was an important element in the success of the project.