Carver receives funds to create hummingbird habitat

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George Washington Carver School of Arts & Science is the recipient of the Watershed Education Grant from Sacramento County’s Water Resources division.

The Waldorf-inspired high school submitted a proposal to plant a hummingbird habitat demonstration garden filled with native wildflowers, shrubs and trees.

Says Principal Allegra Alessandri: “We will beautify our existing landscape while attracting North American hummingbirds and protecting the local watershed. Increasing the natural landscaping of native plants will attract more hummingbirds.”

Hummingbirds have four life-sustaining needs: Food; water; cover from predators and for nesting; and perches for surveying the territory and resting.

“We wish to support these environmental needs with our native plant landscape,” Alessandri says. Congratulations!