Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Marquez Charter receives a $1500 grant for the edible garden

Marquez was just awarded a garden grant of $1500 from the Western Growers Foundation. Western Growers Foundation (WGF) proudly partners with the California Department of Education (CDE) to award 100 K-12 schools $1,500 each—plus seeds and other materials to grow and sustain a fruit and vegetable garden. This program is made possible through a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, administered through California Department of Food and Agriculture, to WGF. We will use the funds to expand our edible gardening area and purchase cooking and gardening supplies for our seed to table program. Children in grades 2-5 get gardening enrichment class but all students in all grades 1-5 are able to visit the garden at recess. More details about our grant and how we're using it will be in another post.

Thanks to Rachel Burch for helping with the grant.

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