Grants to help Ariz. schools grow gardens on campus
Schools across Arizona have the opportunity to win a competitive grant to create and sustain a fruit and vegetable garden on their campus.
Western Growers Foundation recently announced the 2013 Arizona Edible School Garden Grant, open to all K-12 Arizona schools. Fifty schools will receive $1,500 each to go toward their garden project, thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant grant administered to WGF by the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
“Grants will be awarded to schools that can demonstrate how they will use garden-enhanced education to teach students where their food comes from and the important of good nutrition,” stated WGF. “Gardens provide excellent nutrition education and physical activity opportunities for children through the experiences of planting, harvesting, and eating the fruits and vegetables they have grown.”
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, March 31, and only online applications will be accepted. Visit http://survey.highroadsolution.com/f/492333/1105/ to submit an application.
Grants will be awarded by April 30.
For more information, call Heather Holland at 1-949-885-2392.