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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

2016 Look at Agriculture... Organically! Grants Recipients


  • Stephanie Van Gorp

    "Growing Worms for Growing Learners"
    American Heritage Academy, Yavapai County – AZ


  • Shane Anderson

    "Growing with the Seasons"
    Washington Middle School, Monterey County – CA
  • Terra Barsanti

    "Organic Fruit Tree Orchard"
    Pacific Elementary School, Santa Cruz County – CA
  • Susan Bertram

    "Composting...Hot, Cold, Alive?"
    W.E. Mitchell Middle School, Sacramento County – CA
  • Linda Blauser

    "Slaw Garden"
    Arlington Heights Elementary School, Sacramento County – CA
  • Kathleen Brooks

    "The Life Cycle of a School Salad Bar"
    Granite Hill Elementary School, Riverside County – CA
  • Elizabeth Bundschu-Mooney

    "Plant, Grow, Taste, Organically!"
    EM Downer Elementary School, Contra Costa County – CA
  • Stephanie Buttell-Maxin

    "Kimball School Organic Garden"
    Kimball Elementary School, San Diego County – CA
  • Liz Collins

    "Systems, Soils, Seeds"
    Waldorf School of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County – CA
  • Sergio de Alba

    "The "We Are What We Eat" Initiative"
    R.M. Miano Elementary School, Merced County – CA
  • Elizabeth Franklin

    "Organic Heirloom Seed Bank"
    Winship Middle School, Humboldt County – CA
  • Jessie Gade

    "Sustainability Education Through Design"
    Monarch Grove Elementary School, San Luis Obispo County – CA
  • Belen Gamboa

    "Enchanted Garden Composting Program"
    All Souls World Language Catholic School, Los Angeles County – CA
  • Naomi Harper

    "Our Organic Garden Cart Project"
    Will Rogers Middle School, Sacramento County – CA
  • Jackie Lacey

    "What's Growing On in the Garden?"
    Kimbark Elementary School, San Bernardino County – CA
  • Lisa Liss

    "Best Little Organic Farmers in California"
    Woodlake Elementary School, Sacramento County – CA
  • Julia Love

    "Worm Composting"
    Kabbalah Children's Academy, Los Angeles County – CA
  • Mahita Alison Matulich

    "Bee the Change Flower Garden"
    Living Wisdom School, Santa Clara County – CA
  • MimMichelove

    "Pesticides-Free DREAMS"
    EUSD Farm Lab, San Diego County – CA
  • Anna Munoz

    "Harvesting Organic Food"
    Los Arboles Middle School, Monterey County – CA
  • Yolanda Munoz

    "Crazy for Composting! (and Much, Much More)"
    Sierra Madre Elementary School, Los Angeles County – CA
  • Brittany Peacock

    "Our School Garden"
    Arizona Middle School, Riverside County – CA
  • Monika Peak

    "Preserving Organic Foods"
    Rock Creek Elementary School, Placer County – CA
  • Nathan Pease

    "Chicken Coop"
    Discovery Charter School II, Santa Clara County – CA
  • Paige Pleasant-Howard

    "Outdoor Kitchen"
    Phillips Elementary School, Napa County – CA
  • Lisa Rogers

    "Lower Lake Leopard Food Forest"
    Lower Lake Elementary School, Lake County - CA
  • Steve Roth

    "Salad Bar Farms"
    Balboa Middle School, Ventura County – CA
  • Jenna Whittaker

    "Cowan Organic Pizza and Demonstration Garden"
    Cowan Elementary School, Sacramento County – CA


  • Karen Lourenco

    "Raising Up Knowledge of Organic Gardening"
    Marion County Public Schools Extended Day Program, Marion County – FL


  • Colin McCormick

    "The Lokelani Organic Garden"
    Lokelani Intermediate School, HI
  • Tiffany Schivley

    "Organic School Garden for Experimental Learning Curriculum Integration"
    Kahakai Elementary School, HI


  • Laurie Kelley

    "Super K Buffet"
    College Prep Elementary, Ramsey County – MN


  • Todd Willis

    "Field of Dreams...Vermicomposting"
    Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Desoto County – MS

New Jersey

  • Elaine Makarevich

    "Schoolyard Garden Club"
    Stillwater Township Elementary School, Sussex County – NJ

North Carolina

  • Michael Brown

    "Re-growing Northside Elementary Gardening"
    Northside Elementary School, Orange County – NC


  • David Collins

    "Egg it On"
    Union Elementary STEM and Demonstration School, Sumner County – TN