To create and sustain an edible school garden in every willing California & Arizona school.
Western Growers Foundation's Collective School Garden Network

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Why School Gardens?
  • The majority of America’s children go without eating one serving of fruits and vegetables each day.
    - Center for Disease Control, 2009
  • Thirty percent of US children are obese; half are overweight.
    - American Journal of Medicine
  • This is the first generation of Americans at risk of having a lower life expectancy than their parents.
    - American Journal of Medicine

    News & Blog Posts

    Is there a school garden in your community? There could be. With grants from the Western Growers Foundation (WGF) and your personal involvement, a lot of kids will be introduced to good nutrition and the joy of seeing something grow. The Foundation received grants from both the California Department of Food... Read More

    In the chaos of everyday life, between work and family time, it’s hard to find any down time, let alone time or energy to volunteer. Yet there are teachers, parents and community members who carve out their precious time to contribute. One of those parents, Jose Lopez, is a Western Growers employee and a dedicated volunteer at John Adams... Read More

    Last Saturday, I attended a Master Gardener workshop on Creating and Sustaining a Youth Garden.  Karen Wilson, a Master Gardener and one of the presenters outlined key people and roles for those of us in the planning stages to consider.  

    Steering Committee (Big picture, strategy)

    1. Chairman (executive sponsor... Read More

    Western Growers Foundation is pleased to announce the grant winners of the AZ/CA Sustainable Grant. Each grant winner will receive $500 to sustain their fruit and vegetable gardens. Alamo Elementary, CA Bess Maxwell Elementary School, CA Billy Mitchell Elementary School, CA Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo Count at Sunshine Gardens... Read More

"If they grow it they'll eat it."