John and Joan Hillenbrand Vision Fund grant promotes ‘Little Green Thumbs’

Maria Voegele, McKenzie Maple, Libby Boedicker

Batesville, In. — A $700 grant from the John and Joan Hillenbrand Vision Fund will be used to improve the garden at St. Louis Catholic School. Fifth-grade students lead by Mrs. Emsweller will build three raised-bed gardens to raise vegetables.

Santiago Schutte, Riley Schrank, Anna Moore, Greta Rennekamp, and Marc Meneses

Students also created books with information how to grow vegetables and ways to use them in dishes like zucchini bread, chicken pot pie and stuffed peppers.