Arizona

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

Arizona Schools Receive $1,500 for their edible school gardens

Congratulations to the following Arizona schools. Each will receive $1,500 to grow and sustain their edible school garden.
 
 
Four Peaks Elementary,  Apache Junction
Littleton Elementary School, Avondale
Liberty Elementary School, Buckeye
Chandler High, Chandler
Coolidge High School, Coolidge
Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary, Cottonwood
Ponderosa High School,  Flagstaff
Marshall Elementary Magnet, Flagstaff
Thomas Knowles Elementary, Flagstaff

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.

WGF awards Wilson Primary School with Garden Grant

On December 16, 2010, WGF awarded Wilson Primary School in Phoenix, AZ, with a $1000 garden grant to create the school garden they have been wanting.

Bringing Farming to Life for Arizona Students

From coast to coast food groups, agricultural organizations, locavores, and others are attempting to reconnect consumers with where their food comes from. Through the years, people have lost touch with the fact that the food they enjoy daily somehow, someway originated on a farm. There is an absolute disconnect with who is providing the food.