King’s College has received a $3,000 grant from the PPL Foundation for its Community Garden Outreach Project. Funds will be utilized to purchase the supplies necessary to expand the Community Garden on Madison Street in Wilkes-Barre. In conjunction with sustainability initiatives at King’s, students recently formed a Community Garden Outreach Club. The club currently consists of more than 25 students from various majors. The club and community garden are both coordinated through Campus Ministry and the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning at King’s. From left, seated, are Jessica Britten, president of the Outreach Club; Emma Gallagher, King’s Campus Ministry; Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president; Roberts, PPL; and Jennifer Britten, vice president, Outreach Club. Standing, Tabitha Sprau Coulter, assistant professor of civil engineering, and engineering student volunteers Natalie Coffee, Rene Sousa, and Brennan Ryan; Outreach Club members Matthew Haycock, Carina Hastings,
Through the project, students will learn about sustainable communities, how to practice environmental conservation initiatives, and undertake neighborhood improvement projects.
and Rachel Tansey; and King’s staff members Maura Modrovsky, Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning, and Dave Holhol, Sustainability Coordinator for King’s.