Support the W&M Greenhouse!

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The new William & Mary greenhouse is a hub of research, learning, and relaxing tucked away on the third floor of the Integrated Science Center. Greenhouse volunteers have enjoyed hosting a variety of events, from alumni homecoming tours to Boy Scout field trips. Though the greenhouse is well funded for academic research projects, we lack funding for student and community outreach events -- which are currently covered solely through donations. In the past two years, over 1000 students and community members visited the greenhouse to learn about the importance of plants in our lives! We believe, with additional funding, that it is possible to further increase the positive impact of the William & Mary greenhouse.

To this end, we have put together several events that would greatly benefit from Tribefunding. We are requesting funding to help provide materials for greenhouse outreach events – including pots, soil, seeds, informational content, or light refreshments for those post-tour cravings. In the spring and fall semesters of 2019, we plan to host several events with members of both the William & Mary community and the greater Williamsburg area. First, we would like to offer more frequent greenhouse tours and open houses so a greater number of people can experience this beautiful part of campus. Second, we plan to host multiple hands-on events with students from area grade schools and the William & Mary community. Finally, we will be hosting education and conservation awareness sessions around Williamsburg. Specifically, at two separate events in April we host a free plant give-away and distribute information on milkweed and pollinators at the Williamsburg Farmers Market and the William & Mary Earth Day Celebration.

Beyond educational events, the greenhouse offers a unique environment for the William & Mary community to manage stress and gain a sense of community while getting their hands dirty or admire the gorgeous flora. We’d like as many people as possible to take advantage of all the benefits of the William and Mary greenhouse. Your support is crucial to help making all of this possible!

Agency & Type: William & Mary – Expendable

Fund: Greenhouse Outreach Initiative (4594)

Purpose: To provide support for Biology’s Greenhouse outreach initiatives to members of the William & Mary and greater Williamsburg communities, including but not limited to Greenhouse tours and events, plant sustainability efforts, and educational material.

Goal: $1,000

Goal Not Met: We will host fewer events.

Goal Exceeded: Additional gifts will support the needs of the Greenhouse Outreach Initiative.

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