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.

WGF Sponsors Film Viewing

Western Growers Foundation, along with the Public Health Institute and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, is sponsoring a public viewing of the new documentary "Nourishing the Kids of Katrina" on February 8th at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento.

This compelling 31 minute documentary film follows the story of how renowned chef Alice Waters′ Berkeley "Edible Schoolyard" program is replicated and contributes to the rebirth of the New Orleans Green Charter School after its devastation from Hurricane Katrina floodwaters.