Baldwin County School District awarded $100,000 Implementation Grant from USDA

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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
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“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.