The Lowe's Educational Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.

Assistant Principal Andrew Cavanaugh wrote a Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant application to help construct an informational kiosk at Medomak Valley's Francis Cross Historic Arboretum. The post and beam kiosk will serve three functions; to provide students and visitors with information on Medomak Valley's horticulture program, serve as a forum to display student work, and provide a hand's on classroom for students who will be cooking in the new earthen oven.

Neil Lash hopes to have the kiosk completed prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year. "This grant money will go a long way toward helping both our students and our community members develop a better understanding of the importance of locally grown foods," he said.

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more than $36 million in grants to 8,000 schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to kindergarten to 12th-grade public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Large schools or school districts may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com.