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Three D50 Elementary Schools Receive the Certified Grown in SC Grant

ad This summer, three District 50 elementary schools received the Certified Grown in South Carolina Grant. This grant is provided to schools throughout the state by the South Carolina School Nutrition Association. The grant is available to schools in the state who are interested in increasing local foods in their cafeterias.

Hodges, Lakeview, and Woodfields each received $5,000 in grant monies. The monies are already being put to good use. This week, students and teachers at each school purchased supplies to begin constructing a school vegetable garden.  The schools plan to utilize the gardens for math and science lessons throughout the year. The purpose of the school gardens is to get students more connected with their school cafeterias and local farmers.

Grant proceeds will also be used to support other garden and school cafeteria projects. In the picture above, Clemson Extension’s 4-H agent Lucy Wetzel instructs Hodges students during the construction of their school garden.