Beatrice’s Garden is Under Way

Beatrice PACERS Chapter is up and working on their garden!

Garden site picked.  Soil samples taken.  Soil samples back.  First officers and Board meeting on Feb.7th Budget set.  Lime for soil awaiting  dry condition for spreading and soil prep. First Community meeting was held at Beatrice Elementary Jan. 11,  Successful.  Second Org. meeting was held  Feb. 2.  Board and Officers budget meeting Feb. 7. Successful.  The work continues.

Beatrice Elementary School
Principal, Carol R. Brown

Beatrice PACERS Chapter
President, Freddie C. Howard

(This report was submitted by Freddie Howard)

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Gardens – Grant Money & Lesson Plans

Remember that part of the grant money you receive must be spent on lesson plans to be prepared by teachers.  More about this later—for now you should know that the lesson plans will be collected and published by PACERS and that there will be a small stipend for lesson plans that meet the basic criteria for the project.

Gardens – 2011 Conference Details

There will be a session on the project at the PACERS Annual Conference (April 22 at Camp Hill) and a chance to visit the excellent garden started last year by the Camp Hill Chapter.  There is a lot to learn from what they have done.

Florala Newspaper now On-Line

http://floralascratchpaper.wordpress.com/

Camp Hill Planning Empowerment Meeting

This Saturday, November 13th, the Camp Hill PACERS Chapter will host a meeting at Edward Bell High School. Participants will gather from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to discuss a wide variety of topics designed for “Empowering The People/Students”.
Now that their community has successfully run a community garden, they want to look toward the future and talk about issues that will be important to sustain them and build more great outcomes. Subject matter will include: Grantwriting, Marketing, Financing, and USDA Resources available to Gardners and Farmers.

PACERS JULY 28TH, 2010 Newsletter

The latest PACERS Newsletter is now available for viewing.

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PACERS Conference Newspaper Now Available

An ambitious group of students worked together with PACERS mentor and Auburn graduate, Hope Holland, at PACERS’ Annual Conference in April. They set out to investigate and report on the various projects and communities represented in Florala that day. Hope has put together their articles and photographs in the first-ever PACERS Conference Newspaper. Please click on the link, download the PDF and read all about it!

http://www.pacersinc.org/conferencenews.html