(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL – August 19, 2021) Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director of Mounts Botanical Garden, today congratulated the winners of this year’s Green Schools Recognition Program, sponsored by FAU’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. Two local schools recently received $500 each by winning the Judge’s Choice Award from Mounts for Best Vegetable Garden.
Boca Raton Elementary School
103 SW 1ST Avenue (33432)
On behalf of the school, the check from Mounts Botanical Garden was accepted by fourth grade teacher Rachel Bennett.
H.L. Johnson Elementary School
1000 Crestwood Blvd. N in Royal Palm Beach (33411)
On behalf of the school, the check from Mounts Botanical Garden was accepted by PTO President Julie Highsmith.
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center’s Green Schools Recognition Program honors public and private schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties that use ongoing “green” programs, projects, and practices to instill a culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability in their classrooms, on their school grounds, and throughout their communities. Established in 2008, the GSRP has recognized over 190 schools. For more information, please visit http://www.pinejog.fau.edu/ourgreenschools/.
Mounts Botanical Garden is one of more than 20 community partners in the Green Schools Recognition Program, and Mounts board member Molly Sims participated as a Green Schools ambassador, judge, and advisor.
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