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[MG] School Garden Grant Opportunity for MaricopaCounty-Arizona

ANNOUNCING a new school gardening grant opportunity available for public 
school districts within MARICOPA COUNTY - in the PHOENIX, ARIZONA METRO AREA

The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, Arizona 
Department of Education and USDA are offering a "Garden Grown" Team 
Nutrition 2000 Training Grant this May - December 2001.

This seven month grant program will provide in-service training for 
teachers, school staff, administrators, parents, community members and 
child care decision makers on the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for 
America 2000.  The training will link the new Dietary Guidelines with 
school gardening activities to help demonstrate how to use the Guidelines 
as a basis for modeling lifelong healthy eating and physical activity 
habits for children.

AMOUNT:  Eight school districts will be awarded the grant opportunity 
valued at $12,000 in-kind training/education and $500 cash per district
ELIGIBILITY:  Public School Districts (individual schools cannot apply) in 
Maricopa County - Phoenix Metro Area only.

Check out our website to download an application & learn more:
(link is on the home page under photo of children gardening)

Contact:  Lucy Bradley, Urban Horticulture Agent, UofA Cooperative 
Extension - Maricopa County at 602-470-8086 ext. 323
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