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Blue Ridge Elementary School Gardening Assistance Program

posted Apr 23, 2019, 12:21 PM by Oconee Google
The School Garden and Education Instruction Assistance Program is administered by Clemson Extension's School Gardening for South Carolina Educators.  Clemson Extension offers the School Gardening program through a partnership with the College of Charleston's Food Systems Change Initiative with funding provided by Boeing South Carolina.

The goal of the program is to introduce children to hands-on agriculture and nutrition education as well as encourage public schools to use locally grown South Carolina produce in their school menus.  

After completing a competitive application process, representatives from the twenty awarded schools were required to participate in both online and hands on training sessions before receiving an all-inclusive gardening kit, The Garden STEM curriculum, and other materials used to grow their own vegetables at their schools.  Congratulations to Blue Ridge Elementary on being named a 2019 School Garden and Education Instruction awardee!