Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant Winner Announced

A Dingle Elementary School teacher and classroom was the winner of a $200 Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant. Karyn Schnaible, 4th/5th grade teacher, submitted her “Handmade Paper” art lesson which engages students in the harvest of cotton and flowers from the school’s garden.

“We hope this project will inspire the students to investigate their environment, learn about the importance of all aspects of the agriculture industry, and  get creative with resources that are readily available to them,” Schnaible wrote in her application.

Volunteer Garden Coordinator for Dingle Elementary, Allison Rose Bright, accepted the award at the YoloArts office recently on behalf of Schnaible.

The Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant is offered twice a year to all K-6 teachers in Yolo County and is offered through the Art & Ag partnership of YoloArts, the Yolo Land Trust and Yolo Farm to Fork. Dorothy Peterson was a Yolo County educator, community leader, and arts advocate who touched many lives through school gardening and recycling programs.

The next grant application will be available in June 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.

More information about the grant program is available at

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