Western Growers Foundation: School Garden Program
The Western Growers Foundation promotes sound science, food safety, and nutrition education in order to create healthy farms, individuals, and communities. The Foundation's School Garden Program provides support to start and maintain gardens in schools throughout California and Arizona. The grants of up to $1,500 are to be used for supplies needed to create or sustain a fruit and vegetable garden. Additional gardening resources, donated by the Foundation's partners, are also provided. Schools, youth groups, community centers, and clubs that support nutrition education through gardening with students are eligible to apply. The upcoming application deadline is June 1, 2011. Information on the California program and the Arizona program available on the Foundation's website.