Meet Cordova Jr./Sr. High School & Get Involved with the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

Since 2014, the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund has partnered with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to administer the Look at Agriculture…Organically! grant program for K-8 teachers who teach their students about organic in the classroom. Each week, visit our blog to hear from the teachers who received Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund grants for their schools about the projects they funded.

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Cordova Middle School 2

The goal of Cordova Jr./Sr. High School’s project was for students to learn how to grow healthy food in sustainable manner. In the fall, students used tools purchased with grant funds to transplant perennials and create new growing areas for the spring. They created vermiculture buckets and introduced thousands of worms to a favorable composting environment, nurtured them over the winter, and collected worm castings to make seed starter. In the spring, students started over 350 seedlings to transplant around their town in hanging baskets and barrels.

Their system of composting fruit and vegetable scraps, collecting castings, creating their own soil, planting seeds, and waiting for nature to take over made enjoying beautiful and tasty plants easy and simple. Cordova’s growing project also influenced students from other classes and schools. The teacher who received the grant to do this project reflected that “working with nature and growing organically has been effortless and effective.”

Thank you to Cordova Jr./Sr. High School for sharing your organic project!

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grants.

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Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund Partners

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