$200,000 awarded to 40 schools in support of school garden efforts

Title I schools across four Nevada counties awarded funding


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Rebecca Allured
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(SPARKS, Nev.) - December 04, 2018

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced 40 schools in four Nevada counties have received grant awards in support of school garden efforts. Encouraging consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is an ongoing priority for Nevada schools to promote healthy living and learning for students, and thanks to Senate Bill (SB) 167, signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval on June 8, 2017, the NDA was able to appropriate up to $5,000 in funding to each qualifying school during the 2018-2019 school year.

“School gardens as an educational tool allow teachers to provide a course of study addressing multiple subject areas in a hands-on setting as an extension of the classroom” Amber Smyer, agriculture literacy coordinator for the NDA, said. “We hope this funding will encourage Title I schools to establish and maintain school gardens, where students can learn applied sciences and healthy eating.”

This award is the second year of a two-year grant allocated for school gardens; the first year awarded up to $10,000 each to 48 schools in five counties for establishing new gardens.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and human health and safety through effective service and education. NDA includes the divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.

2018-2019 school garden grant recipients

School

City

School District

Lahontan Elementary School

Fallon

Churchill County

Lee Antonello Elementary

North Las Vegas

Clark County

Bailey Middle

Las Vegas

Clark County

Ernest A Becker Sr. Middle

Las Vegas

Clark County

Jim Bridger Middle

North Las Vegas

Clark County

Kit Carson International Academy

Las Vegas

Clark County

Ollie Detwiler Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Ruben P Diaz Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Harvey N. Dondero Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Ruby Duncan Elementary

North Las Vegas

Clark County

Durango High

Las Vegas

Clark County

Victoria Fertitta Middle

Las Vegas

Clark County

Doris Hancock Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

George E. Harris Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Howard Hollingsworth Elementary

LAS VEGAS

Clark County

Hummel Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Indian Springs Elementary

Indian Springs

Clark County

Helen Jydstrup Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Charlotte & Jerry Keller

Las Vegas

Clark County

K.O. Knudson Middle

Las Vegas

Clark County

Walter V. Long STEAM Academy

Las Vegas

Clark County

Reynaldo Martinez Elementary

North Las Vegas

Clark County

McCaw Elementary

Henderson

Clark County

John S. Park Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Red Rock Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Doris Reed Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Jack Lund Schofield Middle

Las Vegas

Clark County

Steve Schorr Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Marvin Sedway Middle

Las Vegas

Clark County

C.P. Squires Elementary

North Las Vegas

Clark County

Wayne Tanaka Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

John Tartan Elementary

North Las Vegas

Clark County

Myrtle Tate Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

J.M. Ullom Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Woolley Elementary

Las Vegas

Clark County

Gardnerville Elementary School

Gardnerville

Douglas County

Cottonwood Elementary School

Fernley

Lyon County

Dayton Elementary School

Dayton

Lyon County

Dayton Intermediate School

Dayton

Lyon County

Riverview Elementary School

Dayton

Lyon County