Trigg County Public Schools preschool program has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by Seven Springs Farms of Trigg County. The donation will help the organization install a raised-bed garden to be used by preschool students each year. The first year the students will plant and tend a “pizza garden.” In it will be bell peppers, oregano, basil, and cherry tomatoes to help the children understand where the ingredients come from that make a pizza.
“Everybody thinks about preschool as planting the seeds of learning,” said Ashley Nichols, a preschool teacher. “With Monsanto’s help we can literally plant seeds to help children learn about agriculture.”
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.