J.C. School Gardens Program Needs Our Community Support!

Do you value children learning about nutrition, learning where their food comes from and how to grow food, learning to prepare healthy dishes from the garden, making healthy food choices and improving the quality of food served in school meals? If so, we need your help!

With childhood obesity and diabetes at epidemic levels, teaching kids these important lessons at an early age in a fun-filled “handson” environment can help shape healthy eating habits for a lifetime, thereby reducing diet-related illnesses.

In Jefferson County, over 500 students participate in the wildly popular School Garden and Compost Program created by the Jefferson County Department of Public Works and partially funded with a grant from the Department of Ecology. Grant funding ended in 2010 and financial and volunteer support is critical to the continuation of this program. read more… (PDF opens in new window)