IRVINE (March 3, 2010) - Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Western Growers Foundation Administrator Briana Lewis will be delivering a $1,500 school garden grant, irrigation materials and educator resources to Billy Mitchell Elementary School on Friday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. Principal Lucia Karaptian and first grade teacher Jennifer Briggs will accept the grant and resources at the school’s garden - “Mitchell World of Plants.” Following the presentation, Assemblyman Bradford and Lewis will join Briggs’ first grade class for a planting activity and lesson.

Wendy Fink-Weber

IRVINE (March 2, 2010) - To strengthen the safety of the green onion supply chain, today, Western Growers, in partnership with the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association as well as other industry associations, academics, regulatory agencies and the green onion industry, released a new voluntary food safety guidance document for the production and harvest of green onions — the "Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Value-Added Operations of Green Onions."

Wendy Fink-Weber

IRVINE (February 18, 2010) - In the spirit of maintaining outdoor classrooms and continuing the fight against childhood obesity with access to nutrition education, Western Growers Foundation (WGF) sent out $13,500 in school garden grants, educator resources and drip irrigation kits to nine California schools this week.

Bi-annually WGF awards $1,500 and other resources to California schools that submit applications. For this first round of funding in 2010, WGF selected schools that already have a garden, helping to sustain these outdoor learning centers for years to come.

Wendy Fink-Weber


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