West Sac schools may receive grants for kids to create ‘edible gardens’
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 Sutter Davis Hosplital, the program will award up to ten grants of $1,000.
More than 43 percent of children under 18 in Woodland and West Sacramento are obese, reports the group. The gardening effort is intended to help steer such youth into healthier eating habits.
The deadline for schools to apply for a grant is January 15. The YF2F website is located at http://bit.ly/JINYNa. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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