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Walter White Elementary, Ceres Unified School District. Ms. Jill Marie Purdy you are an inspiration to us all. 
Why School Gardens?
  • The majority of America’s children go without eating one serving of fruits and vegetables each day.
    - Center for Disease Control, 2009
  • Thirty percent of US children are obese; half are overweight.
    - American Journal of Medicine
  • This is the first generation of Americans at risk of having a lower life expectancy than their parents.
    - American Journal of Medicine
Our Mission
  • To plant and sustain a fruit and vegetable garden in every willing Arizona and California school.

    News & Blog Posts

    Congratulations to the recipients of the California School Garden Grants!

    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... Read More

    The school garden at Rolling Hills Elementary School in San Diego is thriving. The children, Principal Kathleen Marshack, and parent volunteers got a chance to show it off while demonstrating how fun it is to grow (and eat) your own food! Some special gifts and attention were brought Tuesday by representatives from the Western Growers... Read More

    Congratulations to the recipients of the Arizona School Garden Grants!

    Western Growers Foundation (WGF) worked with the Arizona Department of Agriculture to provide 50 garden grants of $1,500 each to eligible K-12 schools. Each of the following schools will receive $1,500, an Arizona Gardens for Learning Book, Producepedia bookmarks... Read More

    “If they grow it, they’ll eat it.”

    We’ve used that mantra for years now, but here’s a little snag.  Seems no one is immune to rules and regulations these days, and edible school gardens — particularly those in Arizona — have a few rules that can make it a bit more difficult... Read More

"If they grow it they'll eat it."