School Gardens

The school garden at Rolling Hills Elementary School in San Diego is thriving. The children, Principal Kathleen Marshack, and parent volunteers got a chance to show it off while demonstrating how fun it is to grow (and eat) your own food!  Some special gifts and attention were brought Tuesday by representatives from the Western Growers Foundation and the American Cancer Society. 

Paula Olson

Western Growers Foundation awarded fifty Arizona K-12 schools with $75,000 in grant money to create and sustain their own edible fruit and vegetable gardens. Each school will receive $1,500 plus seeds and other materials. The grants were provided through the Arizona Department of Agriculture as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant. 

Paula Olson

The Western Growers Foundation (WGF) received two checks totaling $2,549.91 for its school garden grant program as a result of events held as part of the Yuma Lettuce Days Culinary Festival celebration this past March 1-2 at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma, Arizona.  (Pictured above are Terre Catanzaro of JV Smith Companies and Linda Jordan of the Yuma Visitors Bureau.)

Paula Olson

This month, Western Growers Foundation awarded $500 each to 40 Arizona and California K-12 schools. The grants will fund plants and supplies needed to sustain a fruit and vegetable garden. This particular grant was open to schools with existing gardens and who will use the funds to continue to grow their garden. Grant recipients will receive a grant package that includes a $500 check, a “Gardens for Learning,” book, seeds and an irrigation kit courtesy of Toro Micro-Irrigation and Dripworks.

Paula Olson

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