Grants

WGF Announces New Grant! Apply today!

Western Growers Foundation (WGF) is pleased to announce the 2013 Arizona / California Grant for Sustainable Edible School Gardens. This grant is open to all K-12 Arizona / 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, 2013. Only online applications will be accepted.

Click here to apply today!

New Life Head Start Gets Ready for Fall

Children at the Neighborhood House Association’s (NHA) New Life Head Start Child Development Center in San Diego will plant fall vegetables and learn the concept of the fall harvest in their own school garden. With the help of a garden grant from Western Growers Foundation (WGF), the child development center was able to plant an edible garden on the playground. The garden will support the innovative curriculum developed through the nationally recognized NHA Nutrition program.

Gary Knox garden increasing test scores

Within a year of its' inception, the Gary Knox Elementary School Garden is already positively impacting the students test scores. "Science test results of the fourth-grade students increased 17 percent," said Principal Laura Hurt.

Read more: http://www.yumasun.com/gary-knox-garden-cultivates-learning-harvests-higher-test-scores/article_4621d1c1-e67f-5837-8192-adfaa8424a4c.html

Yuma schools receive grants for gardens

Rachael Barkley and Paula Olson, VP of Marketing at Western Growers visited Alice Byre Elementary School to present a $1500 check from Western Growers. Students will be using the funding to expand their small two-bed garden to include more vegetables and fruit.

Read more: http://www.yumasun.com/articles/grants-89827-farm-teacher.html#ixzz2gQ8sRwxp

Child Care & Pre-school Garden Grants - Winners Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the Child Care and Pre-school Garden Grants!  

WGF Announces HMC Farms Oakland Unified School Grant Winners

Through the generous support of HMC Farms, Western Growers Foundation is pleased to announce the grant winners of the HMC Farms Oakland Unified School District grant. The winners will receive a $1,000 grant to grow and sustain an edible school garden. The following schools have been selected to receive a grant:

WGF Announces 2013 Arizona School Garden Grant

Fifty K – 12 Schools to Receive $1,500 Each

Western Growers Foundation (WGF) is pleased to announce the 2013 Arizona Edible School Garden Grant. This grant is open to all K-12 Arizona schools. Fifty schools will receive $1,500 each to create and sustain their fruit and vegetable gardens.

These competitive garden grants will be awarded to schools that can demonstrate how they will use garden-enhanced education to teach students where their food comes from and the important of good nutrition.

State Agency Reps See Benefit of WG School Gardens Program

Northern California may be in the middle of a “river” of storms, but that didn’t stop two state agency representatives from getting out and seeing first-hand what state funds can accomplish. Western Growers Foundation visited school garden grant recipient, Oak Park Preschool in Sacramento, Calif. Wednesday. The school received $1,000 as part of a grant funded by California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). They were one of 100 recipients selected to create and sustain an edible school garden.

Yuma Steps Up to the Plate

Greeted at the front entrance by student council members, Jackie and Kyla (pictured), more than 100 guests of Gary Knox Elementary in Yuma, AZ were treated to a celebration of “Power Play’tes.”

Power Play’tes, a play off the USDA choose MyPlate.gov and created by Kristan Sheppeard and Susan Sternitzke of Lime Light Creative Group, will be used in every school in Yuma to encourage children to eat more fruits and veggies.

2012 School Garden Grant Winners

Western Growers Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 School Garden Grant Cycle.