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The Collective School Garden Network is a place for teachers, parents and volunteers to access resources, lesson plans and grant opportunities for edible school gardens. Our mission is to plant and sustain an edible garden in every willing California and Arizona school.

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.