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Question Post by Paula Olson

I have been asked about lessons plans from time to time, so I thought I share this great tool ... http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/grow-it-try-it-it
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
Our Mission
  • To plant and sustain a fruit and vegetable garden in every willing Arizona and California school.

    News & Blog Posts

    Western Growers Foundation proudly partners with the Arizona Department of Agriculture to offer a competitive grant to K–12 Arizona schools. Fifty schools will receive $1,000 each—plus seeds and materials—to grow and sustain their edible gardens. The grants will be awarded in early spring in time for the 2015 Spring planting season. This grant... Read More

    This story was written by returning FoodCorps service member Noah Donnell-Kilmer, who serves with Garden School Foundation in Los Angeles.

    Read on to understand the roller coaster ride of teaching and the stories that make the chaos of teaching in school... Read More

    CA Farm To School Conference 2015 - Connecting. Growing. Leading.
    May 4th - 6th | Asilomar | Pacific Grove, CA
    CA Farm to School Conference is looking for speakers and panel participants for the California Farm to School Conference.  Deadline for submission is January 7, 2015.

    Speakers should be well versed... Read More

    Congratulations to the recipients of the California School Garden Grants!

    Western Growers Foundation (WGF) proudly partners with the California Department of Education (CDE) to award 100 K-12 schools $1,500 each—plus seeds and other materials to grow and sustain a fruit and vegetable garden. This program is made possible through a... Read More

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