School Beauty

The Kingman Clean City Commission recently approved a funding request for the University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension and Mohave County 4-H Leader Council in support of school beautification projects. During the May meeting of the Clean City Commission, the board agreed to assist Mohave County School Gardening Program with their Community and Education Grant to educate more schools and students on the benefits of environmental stewardship; as one of the common goals of the Clean City Commission and the School Gardening Program. Mohave County Cooperative Extension Office and the Mohave County School Superintendent Office have been offering assistance to local schools in gardening projects, to provide hands-on lessons for classroom learning to compliment subjects including science, math, language arts, social studies and art while meeting the Arizona Academic Standard. The program has outreached to 24 schools in less than three years, serving more than 175 classrooms and 1,800 students annually. Here, from left to right, are: Kingman Clean City Commission Chair Chuck Gibson, University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension School Garden Program Coordinator Nina Brackett, Kingman Clean City Commission Staff Liaison Rich Ruggles, Robert Scott Brackett and Amelia Brackett.