The now one-year-old Nimick Family Therapeutic Garden at the Children’s Institute in Squirrel Hill has picked up some additional support to add hands-on programs. The bulk of a $30,000 grant from the Kennametal Foundation will be used to fund programs where kids learn how to care for plants in the garden.
“As we use the foundation as the lead to establish this relationship with the institution, tat will allow our employees to in turn come back every year or every month and be involved as volunteers,“ said Kennametal CEO Carlos Cardoso.
The fully accessible 10,000-square-foot garden is open to the children in the neighborhood as well as the Institute’s clients. Cardoso says the garden has achieved its goal of creating a place of serenity where everyone can relax and feel good.