This fall, a new subject is sprouting up in schools across Arizona, Southern California and Hawaii, which is taking the classroom outdoors. Thanks to Whole Kids Foundation, 54 schools in Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific region will receive grants of $2,000 each to build or expand community and school gardens. The nonprofit foundation was created by Whole Foods Market in 2011 and is dedicated to improving childhood nutrition through increased access to healthy food choices.
Seven schools in Arizona, 43 schools in Southern California, and four schools in Hawaii were selected to receive garden grants, which will provide more access to fresh produce for students and help establish a better understanding of where food comes from and the connection between a healthy planet with a healthy body. The following schools will be receiving grants: