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.

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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

2012 School Garden Grant Application Now Available!

The 2012 school garden grant online application is now available! Click here to begin! Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2012. Awards will be announced no later than August 31, 2012. 

WG Foundation Funds More Schools To Spread the Word

More California and Arizona school children will have access to healthy snacks, nutrition education and information about where their food comes from thanks to the Western Growers Foundation (WGF).

In July, the foundation awarded $15,000 in school garden grants, educator resources and drip irrigation kits (courtesy of John Deere Water) to 10 alifornia garden education programs. Additionally it awarded $1,250 and a one day training program for three teachers to each of 10 Arizona schools.

WGF, Monsanto Fund Partner on School Gardens

Western Growers Foundation announced today it has received a $30,000 grant from Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to help establish school gardens throughout California.