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

IRVINE (February 5, 2010) - Western Growers commends U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger for issuing a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing federal agencies from implementing Endangered Species Act-based restrictions on water pumped from the Delta. The ruling finds that water agency plaintiffs are likely to succeed on their claims that the water pumping restrictions imposed by the so-called salmonid biological opinion (BiOp) would cause irreparable harm.

Wendy Fink-Weber

IRVINE (January 7, 2010) - Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif announced today that Henry (Hank) Giclas III, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, Strategic Planning, effective January 1, 2010.

"Hank began his career with Western Growers in 1990 as Arizona's director of legislative and regulatory affairs with an emphasis on pesticides and pesticide related issues," said Nassif.

Wendy Fink-Weber


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