Funds from the Janssen Foundation grant supported their Garden Educators

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — One Cool Earth announced the completion of its grant award of $5,000 from the Robert H. Janssen Foundation Youth and Youth Sports Fund to provide garden-based education at 29 public schools across the Central Coast.

The purpose of this school garden program is to engage all students in hands-on, experiential learning as well as to connect schools to their communities. Funds from the Janssen Foundation grant supported the foundation’s Garden Educators program, which leads lessons in areas such as environmental science, nutrition, ecology, soil science, and renewability. Students in partner schools are introduced to new fruits and vegetables they may not have tried before, encouraging them to eat healthier and take home produce grown in their school gardens for their families to sample as well.

The San Luis Obispo Community Foundation is a public trust established to assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable funds to meet the changing needs and interests of the community. The Robert H. Janssen Foundation is held at the SLO Community Foundation.