COMING SOON

Thank you for your interest in The Seeds of Change Grant Program.
The program officially begins on Monday, Mar 01, 2017, so please check back soon to enter.
We look forward to receiving your submission and the opportunity to help your garden grow.

SCHOOL GARDEN

Putnam County School Gardens

BY: Chuck T

Eleanor, WV

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

As the WVU Ag and Natural Resource Extension Agent for Putnam County, WV, I am interested in enhancing agricultural literacy in our schools while improving our students’ scholastic ability. Putnam County is ranked 3rd in the state for total sales from nurseries, greenhouses, floriculture and sod. These community resources are already in place to further expand our students’ education as interns or supply our future workforce. Since our inaugural year with George Washington (GW) elementary in 2013, we have added four more elementary schools with high tunnel gardens. This translates into over 1250 students learning how to plant gardens, harvest food safely and acquire an important life skill. Students also learn about “good bugs and bad bugs” in our “Pest Detective” program. Our GBL program is expanding beyond the capability of our dedicated volunteer Master Gardeners. I am requesting funds to hire a Program Assistant to help me take our gardening program into other county schools.

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Special savings for you

To thank you for voting, we’d like you to save $1.50 on any one Seeds of Change ready-to-heat rice and grain blends. They’re certified organic and proudly organic.