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Blue Ridge Elementary School Gardening Assistance Program

posted Apr 23, 2019, 12:21 PM by The School District of Oconee County, SC
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!