Whole Kids Garden Grant Awarded to School Ag Program

Hamilton FFA news

Submitted by Kristi Wratten

(Hamilton, NY) The Hamilton Central School Agriculture Program has been awarded a Whole Food Garden Grant of $2,000 through the Whole Kids Foundation.

The money awarded to the Hamilton Agriculture Program through this grant will be used to install outdoor deer fencing to keep crops healthy around their already existing raised garden beds.

All vegetables grown in the raised beds will be donated to the Hamilton Food Cupboard.

This will provide the food cupboard with fresh produce for people in the community who do not have access to it. This financial support will help the community become healthier and fight obesity within the town.

The Whole Kids Foundation’s mission is to improve the nutrition of children, with the goal of ending the obesity epidemic. This foundation is a charitable organization that provides children with an access to healthy food choices.

Through partnerships with organizations and schools they work to achieve healthier choices and eating habits. They aim to help children maintain a healthy body. The program also offers a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant that supports the expansion of school gardening programs.

Kristi Wratten is reporter for the Hamilton FFA Sentinel.MR-23-2013 mccmc (Hamilton FFA) garden grant photo 2MR-23-2013 mccmc (Hamilton FFA) garden grant photo 2-1MR-23-2013 mccmc (Hamilton FFA) garden grant photo 3-2MR-23-2013 mccmc (Hamilton FFA) garden grant photo 5

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