Look at Agriculture... Organically! Grants

2016 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

2015 Recipients


  • Christine Ambrose - "SV's Composting Project"
    Summit View Elementary School, Pima County - Arizona
  • Regina Hitchcock - "RVMS Organic Garden Project"
    Round Valley Middle School, Apache County - Arizona


  • Marianne Barrell - "Rolling Kitchen"
    Penngrove Elementary School, Sonoma County - California
  • Katie Bethune - "Organic Snacks"
    North Fork Elementary School, Madera County - California
  • Laura Bowie - "The Life of a School Lunch"
    Chrysalis Charter School, Shasta County - California
  • Elizabeth Bundschu-Mooney - "Classroom Test Garden"
    EM Downer Elementary School, Contra Costa County - California
  • Stacy Gnibus - "MV's Organic Gardner's Club"
    Monte Vista Elementary School, Monterey County - California
  • Lisa Liss - "Jammin' with Wind Youth"
    Woodlake Elementary School, Sacramento County - California
  • Judy Ludovise - "Salsa Garden"
    James Monroe Elementary School, Sonoma County - California
  • John McCarthy - "TERI's Organic Garden"
    TERI's Learning Academy, San Diego County - California
  • Anne Stephan - "Our Organic Garden"
    Edna Batey Elementary School, Sacramento County - California
  • Victoria Wodarczyk - "Farming Tribes"
    All Tribes Charter School, San Diego County - California


  • Susan Calicchio - "Rainbow Garden"
    Dear Park Elementary School, Hillsbourgh County - Florida
  • Frances Christian - "Duval Charter's Research Garden"
    Duval Charter School, Duval County - Florida
  • Leann Davis Osceola - "Creek Aquaponics Farm"
    Osceola Creek Middle School, Palm Beach County - Florida
  • Kriste Eaton - "Plant Pita"
    Parkside Elementary School, Collier County - Florida
  • Robert Howard - "Organic Garden Expo"
    Forest Glen Middle School, Broward County - Florida
  • Jennifer Lykins - "Organic Pizza Garden"
    Clermont Elementary School, Lake County - Florida
  • Star Rosario - "Silver Shores Garden"
    Silver Shores Elementary School, Broward County - Florida


  • Parker Sawyer - "Biochar"
    Lanikai Public Charter School, Honolulu County- Hawai


  • Todd Willis - "Duck, Duck, Goose??"
    Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Desoto County - Mississippi


  • Juliane Mueller - "Blackfeet Garden Project"
    Napi Elementary School, Glacier County - Montana

New Hampshire

  • Lauryn Morley - "Hundred Nights Shelter Project"
    Pine Hill Waldorf School, Hillsborough County - New Hampshire

New York

  • Ellen Scranton - "Hydroponic Garden"
    Memorial Park Elementary School, Oneida County - New York

2014 Recipients


  • Raelynn Antrim - "Community Seed Library"
    Ocean Knoll Elementary, San Diego County - California
  • Linda Cassady - "Salad-bration"
    Paradise Intermediate School, Butte County - California
  • Diana Chavez - "San Joaquin Delta Project"
    Don Riggio Elementary, San Joaquin County - California
  • Kevin Hesser - "Toyon Middle School Organic Pizza Garden"
    Toyon Middle School, Calaveras County - California
  • Rebecca Newburn - "Carbon-Rich Soils for Healthy Plants & A Healthy Planet"
    Hall Middle School, Marin County - California
  • Susan Moen Nunes - "Ode to Organics"
    Pacific Coast Charter School, Santa Cruz County - California
  • Paige Pleasant-Howard - "Seed Germination and Saving Seeds"
    Phillips Elementary School, Napa County - California
  • Barbara Roether - "Orchard of History"
    Casa di Mir Montessori School, Santa Clara County - California
  • Barbara Simpson - "Eating a Rainbow"
    Pinewood Elementary School, El Dorado County - California
  • Samantha Stuller - "Fantastic, Organic Mini-Lessons!"
    Valley Oak Middle School, Tulare County - California