Community Foundation of Middlesex County grants Bielefield Elementary Funds to Create a Garden

We're proud to announce that our Coordinator of Extended Learning, Ms. Jill Garrity, has obtained a grant to fund the Bielefield Blooms project. This project will lead to the design and construction of a garden for the five senses at Bielefield Elementary. The Bielefield Blooms Project is funded by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County Mary Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals and Nature. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County will presented Bielefield Elementary School with the grant award during a full-school ceremony on Friday, December 16, 2022.

One of the unique aspects of the Bielefield Blooms Project is that the garden will be designed and partially constructed by students; the primary reason for this is that these funds will be used to support Bielefield’s 21 Century After School program. Students in the program will engage in learning about garden design and function, as well as learning how to create spaces that engage the five senses. 

In discussing the Bielefield Blooms Project, Coordinator Jill Garrity, expressed her excitement for the project, “This is a project that has been in the works for many years, starting with the former principal Mrs. Shippee-Lopez and the Bielefield Governance Council. I am thrilled that this grant will allow us to fulfill their vision, as well as benefit our children and the Bielefield School Community.”

Congratulations, Bielefield! We can't wait to see the finished product!