SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — One Cool Earth is pleased to announce that they have completed a $10,000 grant from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation that supported garden education and operations across the Central Coast. This grant focuses on improving nutrition within our local community and emphasizes the importance of helping children receive a healthy start in life.
The purpose of One Cool Earth’s school garden program is to engage all students in hands-on, experiential learning as well as to connect local schools to their communities. Funds from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation supported One Cool Earth’s mission to grow healthier students who know how to grow their own food and become conscious consumers. Students in partner schools were introduced to new fruits and vegetables they may not have tried before, encouraging them to eat more fruits and vegetables and take home produce grown in their school gardens for their families to enjoy as well.
Founded in 2015, the Foundation’s mission is to end children’s malnutrition through programs that bring fresh, nutritious foods to all communities and that teach children and families how to make healthy food choices that are affordable, equitable and that will last a lifetime. Foundation has awarded $18 million to more than 350 nonprofit agencies in the states where Sprouts operates, including urban farms, school gardens, and more.
About One Cool Earth
One Cool Earth is a SLO County nonprofit that partners with 29 local schools to teach science education in outdoor learning laboratories. Their mission is to create thriving school gardens that grow happy, healthy, and smart youth across the Central Coast.