Students from Westwood Elementary School in Woodstock worked together to contribute to the school's new pollinator garden Thursday. Westwood is the receipient of grants from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee. The grants funded the creation of a pollinator garden and education for the students in establishing and maintaing the garden.
The garden, located behind the school, is around 1500 square feet and when established will contain a mix of native plants that benefit pollinators such as bees and birds. The garden provides students a hands-on opportunity to learn about plant and pollinator species and the role these species play in the ecosystem.
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