The Rochester Garden Club announced its support for McGregor Elementary School.

Over 20 McGregor families became involved and started a garden club at the school. Goals for the club include creating two peace gardens, restoring two native plant gardens and maintaining the courtyard pollinator garden.

"This is an extension of McGregor's commitment to promote health and wellness for our school family through mindfulness and hard work," said Tim Graner, McGregor teacher and club sponsor.

Four raised beds are cultivated for families in need of fresh vegetables.

The Rochester Garden Club approved a special projects award for the McGregor Garden Club and gifted $1,385 to support the gardens and science curriculum at the school.

Two compost tumblers, four LED light kits and timers will help the students grow plants from seeds and learn how to create compost from discarded plant material.

Funds for these grants, scholarships and other community services performed by the Rochester Garden Club are raised through the annual Gifts & Greens Market. The club also sponsors the Rochester Garden Walk held this year on June 21.

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McGregor Elementary is located at 1101 W. First St. in Rochester.