We were thrilled to hear of so many innovative schools maintaining and growing their programs in the midst of the pandemic. They all included very creative ideas and ways to teach students in grades K-12 how to grow plants and gardens. One school even provided Gardening Kits for students to grow at home and keep a journal of their progress.
These San Diego County Schools and youth organizations exemplified our mission to enhance the teaching of San Diego agriculture.
The science, art and business of producing nursery and food crops, cultivating soil, and raising livestock, eggs, milk or other commodities for sale or personal consumption.
2020-2021 Garden Grant Recipients
- Feaster Charter School
- Silver Gate Elementary
- Community Montessori & Dimensions Collaborative
- San Diego Second Chance
- Kumeyaay Elementary Garden Club
- San Diego Cooperative Charter School
- San Diego Unified School District – Food & Nutrition Services
- Waldorf School of San Diego
Applicants had a wide variety of intentions for use of their grant funding, such as:
- Rebuild and upgrade existing garden beds.
- Purchase supplies for youth gardens for at risk teens.
- Plant bulbs and flowers for a cut foliage/flower garden.
- Build new school gardens.
- Buy a small greenhouse and garden supplies.
In addition, thanks to a partnership with Lettuce Grow, these six schools will receive hydroponic Farmstand towers.
- Logan Memorial Educational Complex
- Scripps Ranch High School
- Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA, Oceanside
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside
- Grauer School, Encinitas
- Winston School of San Diego
The 2021-2022 Garden Grant Application will open in late September 2021. We look forward to hearing about more exciting programs. Be sure to check our website or Facebook page throughout the year for updates about these wonderful programs!