MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The United States Department of Agriculture awarded the Baldwin County School District a $100,000 implementation grant for its “Baldwin Grows” farm-to-school program.
According to Baldwin County Schools Wellness Coordinator Aketi Mayweather, the goals of “Baldwin Grows” are as follows:
- Enhance academic achievement
- Promote healthy lifestyles
- Support local sustainable food systems through the Baldwin Grows Learning Lab garden project
“We’re super excited about the project,” Mayweather said. “We’ve had a number of our supporters come on board to help us with it.”
Mayweather also says that while they will build the 1.5-acre farm at the high school, students from all Baldwin County schools can use the space for instruction.
Only three grants were awarded in the state of Georgia.