Sarah Sharp’s “Community Garden and Cafeteria Project” at Junction City School received a $500 Grants in Place award for her students to participate in the revitalization and repurposing of a dormant garden site that will help feed the children and families of the school.
Our California Grants in Place program is made in cooperation with our Northern California Hub, and funding was provided by North State Together and the Rural Schools Collaborative. California State University, Chico is a co-anchor for the Northern California Hub.
We are pleased to provide the following update from Ms. Sharp:
"Our plan is to wait for the weather to clear up and begin making our garden plan. We have a coordinator who brings high school students from the RISE leadership program every Tuesday to work with our K-8 students in the garden. We want to take inventory of what we need or things that need repaired and the funds will go toward repairs and purchases for our garden. Once things begin to grow our cafeteria actually uses the food in our lunches or kids are free to pick after school for fresh snacking. It’s been pouring today, and the strong winds are supposed to hit tonight. We are prepared to have trees down, slides in the burn scar areas, and possible power loss."
Thanks to Sarah for keeping us posted on this project. Folks have had a challenging year in northern California. And special thanks to North State Together and California State University, Chico for their support of our Grants in Place program.
We invite you to learn more about our 2018-19 Grants in Place program! Also, we encourage you to check out our web section on the value of place-based education.