Tomato and vegetable grower Lipman is donating up to $35,000 to a southwest Florida science education attraction.

Lipman contributes to Florida science centerThe Immokalee, Fla.-based Lipman plans to match contributions up to that amount to the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers, Fla.

The money is for improvements to the newly named Lipman Family Courtyard, part of the Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit, now in the second phase of construction, according to a news release. The company plans to match donations through Oct. 28.

“We rely on support from companies like Lipman to provide funds for educational programs and exhibitions,” Matt Johnson, Imaginarium’s executive director, said in the release.

The Lipman Family Courtyard will be a gathering area for educational programs, special events and field trip orientations, according to the release.

In other news, in late June, Collier County Public Schools named Lipman its 2012 Agribusiness Partner of the Year. The district gave Lipman the Florida Exemplary Migrant Education Award for supporting the migrant community through philanthropy and other programs, according to a release.