Rain Or Shine Or … Snow: East Ecology Club Breaks Ground On New Garden

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

The Proviso East High School Ecology Club broke ground on its brand-new pollinator garden on March 15. The invitation said “rain or shine,” but instead there was snow.

East biology teacher Ann McElhatton said during the ceremony that the garden was made possible by an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant. Individuals have also donated seeds and gardening equipment, she said.

Proviso East biology teacher Ann McElhatton digs a small hole on March 15, during the opening of the Proviso East Ecology Club new pollinator community garden at the corner of Madison Street and Greenwood Avenue in Maywood. | Alex Rogals 

“We’re very grateful for everyone bringing this together for Proviso East,” said McElhatton during the ceremony.

April 22, Earth Day, will provide another opportunity to celebrate the new garden, said McElhatton, and she invited people to follow the club at PEHS_ecology on Instagram, where names for the new garden can be suggested.

Signs are seen around the garden on March 15, during the opening of the Proviso East Ecology Club new pollinator community garden at the corner of Madison Street and Greenwood Avenue in Maywood. | Alex Rogals 

More information can also be found on the Proviso East Facebook page at facebook.com/ProvisoEastHS.

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