Identifying Key People to Support Your School Garden

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)

AZ/CA Sustainable Grant Winners Announced

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 Elementary School, CA
Canyon View Elementary, CA
Children's Community Charter School, CA
Clarendon Elementary School, AZ
Coolidge High School, AZ
Desert Marigold School, AZ

Sustainable Grants to be Awarded Soon!

The Western Growers Foundation grant for Arizona and California sustainable edible school gardens will be awarded soon! Grants are being reviewed now and will be posted by the end of the month. Grant winners will also receive a drip tape row crop irrigation kit! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Growing Minds Lesson Plans

Pre - 5th - Search the ever-growing collection of lessons which are perfect for teaching about gardening, cooking, farms, or food. Most lessons are tied to a relevant children's book.

Western Growers Foundation Announces New Grant!

Western Growers Foundation (WGF) is pleased to announce the Arizona / California Grant for Sustainable Edible School Gardens. This grant is open to all K-12 Arizona and California schools, who have existing gardens. Forty schools will receive $500 each to sustain their fruit and vegetable gardens. Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, February 14, 2014. Only online applications will be accepted.

Click here to apply today!

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Slow Food's School Garden Guide

Every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from, how to grow it, cook it and share it, and how to be healthy. And now, thanks to the hard work of Andrew Nowak and his team of volunteer Slow Food leaders and garden coordinators across the country, the new School Garden Manual offers a "how to guide" to developing school gardens.

It includes best practices for design, implementation, curriculum, fundraising, volunteers and school policy.

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