Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy Awards $70,000 to PUSD for Educational Garden Projects

Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy Awards $70,000 to PUSD for Educational Garden Projects

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The individual serving in this position will be known as the “Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy Master Gardener.”In addition, the grants include funds to enhance the Madison Elementary Garden & Orchard, which was built with PCGC’s support in January, enabling the garden to comply with California health regulations so that fresh produce grown at Madison can be served to children in the school’s cafeteria.“PUSD will make dramatic gains with this money,” said Ann Rector, PUSD Director of Health Programs. “This grant will provide us the opportunity to have a Master Gardener work with students and teachers during the school day. Thank you believing in this program,” she added.“Our small foundation is privileged to help expand and strengthen PUSD’s exemplary school-garden program,” said Beth Hansen, Chair of The Conservancy’s Board of Directors, in announcing the grant awards. “Pasadena’s school gardens are not just growing, they are showing true progress as a means for teaching entire families about healthier lifestyles. We are proud that PUSD’s efforts embody our own foundation’s motto: planting ‘seeds of transformation’ in our city’s underserved neighborhoods.”Ms. Hansen noted that PUSD recently determined, through a five-year longitudinal study of student health, that students’ average weight in three grades had dropped 11% because of targeted family nutrition-and-health programs, which include school gardens.“I’d also like to extend our thanks to the wonderful team at the Pasadena Educational Foundation, who have encouraged and advised our small foundation and helped direct our philanthropy, and to the PUSD Board of Education,” she added.“We are delighted to be partnering with Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, a wonderful community organization providing school gardens that teach important life long learning outside the classroom,” said Patrick Conyers, Executive Director of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, upon receiving the $70,000 in grant funds.PCGC was founded in 2012 by longtime community volunteers Brooke Garlock and Eileen White Read, who gathered 30 individuals and couples interested in improving the health of children and families living in Northwest Pasadena through support for community and school gardens. Currently, the Board of Directors includes Marco Barrantes, Bea Bennett, Adele Binder, Cheryl L. Kopitzke, Donald Hall, Stephanie Hall, Jill Hotvet, Susan Osen, Christopher Pelham, Charles C. Read, and Charise Stewart. Chuck Bakaly and Jessica Korzenecki are Emeritus Directors. Ms. Read has served as President and CEO for the past four years.Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy (PCGC) is a progressive nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health for children and families in Northwest Pasadena’s underserved neighborhoods through: grants for community and school gardens; nutrition education; volunteering; and outreach.For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.pasadenacommunitygardensconservancy.org.center_img Community News Business News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img

 

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