To create and sustain an edible school garden in every willing California & Arizona school.
Western Growers Foundation's Collective School Garden Network

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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

    News & Blog Posts

    Last Saturday, I attended a Master Gardener workshop on Creating and Sustaining a Youth Garden.  Karen Wilson, a Master Gardener and one of the presenters outlined key people and roles for those of us in the planning stages to consider.  

    Steering Committee (Big picture, strategy)

    1. Chairman (executive sponsor... Read More

    Western Growers Foundation is pleased to announce the grant winners of the AZ/CA Sustainable Grant. Each grant winner will receive $500 to sustain their fruit and vegetable gardens. Alamo Elementary, CA Bess Maxwell Elementary School, CA Billy Mitchell Elementary School, CA Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo Count at Sunshine Gardens... Read More

    Raised beds carry a litany of advantages that make them an ideal solution for novice and experienced gardeners alike. But to get the very most out of your beds, follow this advice from the pros.

    1. Build and Test Your Soil

    Begin your gardening season with a soil test. This will identify what your soil has or... Read More

    The Western Growers Foundation grant for Arizona and California sustainable edible school gardens will be awarded soon! Grants are being reviewed now and will be posted by the end of the month. Grant winners will also receive a drip tape row crop irrigation kit! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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