Congratulations to Jefferson teacher, Roberta Carlson, on being selected as Safeway Teacher of the Year. This recognition comes with a $3000 reward that she plans to use towards a classroom greenhouse. Mrs. Carlson would like to thank the Safeway/Albertsons Foundation for the recognition and reward, along with others who have contributed to the process of developing a garden at Jefferson. 

Other generous contributions to this project include a $5000 grant from Marathon Petroleum Foundation, $2500 donation from Skagit Farmers Supply who also solicited a matching donation from Land O'Lakes Foundation for a total of $5000. 

In addition, Skagit Farmers Supply and WSU extension extension staff have been helping Mrs. Carlson’s class re-establish their outdoor beds. They are looking quite amazing and the students are excited to see the daily changes in the garden. Many have even voluntarily tasted edible pansy flowers!