School Visits

Western Growers Foundation visits schools each month.

School Gardens - Not just for the kids

Los Angeles Valley College’s Child Development Center which received the Child Care Center Nutrition Garden Grant in June 2013, has embraced the edible school garden program as part of their curriculum and seen results that go beyond the classroom and affected the lives of children and staff.

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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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.

School Gardens Video

Thirty percent of children in the U.S. are obese, according to the American Journal of Medicine. Many children may think their food just comes from the grocery store. The Western Growers Foundation school garden program partners with farmers to support gardens in Arizona and California that promote health and nutrition. This has been a great way for children to learn and experience first hand the joys of growing fruits and vegetables.


Gatto teamed up with Western Growers Foundation

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto teamed up with Western Growers Foundation May 20 to help special needs students in Glendale, Calif., plant a school garden made possible through a grant from the foundation.

Marblehead Garden celebrates 1st year

The school garden at Marblehead Elementary in San Clemente, Calif., celebrated its first year thanks to a grant from Western Growers’ Foundation. The foundation funded the garden with $1,500 in the Fall 2010 round of grants made possible by the Monsanto Fund. The garden is spearheaded by retired Marblehead teacher Stephanie Anfinson who now volunteers full-time for the garden program. 

CA Assemblyman Gatto joins WGF at School Garden

Assemblyman Mike Gatto helped students in his district plant their school garden made possible through a grant from Western Growers Foundation on May 20.

WGF & strawberry grower Dave Murray spend Earth Day in School Garden

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.

Fall Pumpkin Harvest in Santa Maria

Western Growers Foundation was on-hand at Righetti High School in Santa Maria on October 28, 2010, where more than 150 elementary school students had a “frightfully festive Halloween” and received a pumpkin.