Feb 052015
West Sacramento gets grant to help new urban farm program

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 28, 2015 — The City of West Sacramento has received $40,000 in grants and in-kind donations for its urban farm program, courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The city was one of four national winners in a program to support gardening and green spaces. West Sacramento, […]

Jan 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 — The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from […]

May 162012
Kaiser grant helps kickstart West Sac park

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Land on and near the Westfield Village Elementary School’s playfields will be upgraded into a neighborhood park, thanks largely to a $150,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.   The grant comes from a Kaiser program that tries to fight obesity by helping people […]

Nov 282011
Shaping future of West Sac's Washington neighborhood

West Sac’s Washington District is now a disparate mix of longtime residents, old houses, shiny townhouses, skyscrapers, and the homeless NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Officials from West Sacramento and the federal Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) gathered at a street corner in the city’s Washington neighborhood on […]