Learning Community Day School has been awarded an educational grant of $890 from the Captain Planet Foundation, an international environmental education foundation for youth based on the Captain Planet cartoon.

The school will use the funds to build a nature and native plants and herbs garden on the school's grounds, according to a release. It will be a combination of butterfly, pollinator, native plants and edibles garden to provide a year-round learning opportunity and foster early childhood skills development in math, science and early literacy.

The project was developed by the teachers at the school and will be built and maintained by the teachers, students, and families. Construction was scheduled to begin Saturday, Oct. 6.