OKLAHOMA CITY (May 5, 2022) – At their quarterly board meeting Thursday, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors approved $2.8 million in funding for projects that promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles, strengthen health polices and improve infrastructure.

As part of the Policy and Built Environment category, the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University- Stillwater, will receive $700,000 over two years to build a Horticulture Education Center that will be used for workshops, camps, school field trips and other community programs promoting healthy lifestyles.

Horticulture can inspire healthy living by connecting people to the source of their food and increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Gardening is also an excellent way to stay active. Programs will be developed for local audiences and then replicated across the state through the OSU Cooperative Extension Service, Train-the-Trainer workshops and the school’s PBS television show, Oklahoma Gardening.

Excerpted from the Stillwater Democrat.