Warren County expands farm to table program
By Caitlin Boland

Jalen Hawkins and Robert Andrews, members of the plant science class, are shown working with plants in Phase II.
With the help of a $10,000 tiny grant from the Governor’s office, Warren County Schools has expanded its farm to table program.
The grant, received from the Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement, totals $10,000 that will be used for the expansion program for the school’s gardens into phase two. The program is a partnership between WCHS FFA, Warren County’s CTAE/Vocational Department and the Nutrition Services Department for Warren County Schools.
Scott Richardson said the GOSA grant will be used to purchase an outside fence, soil, new garden shed and a variety of vegetable plants.
“This grant allowed for the school gardens to double in size from what it was,” said Richardson, who is the nutrition services director. “The gardens will now produce enough fresh vegetables to feed every student in the Warren County School System at least one menu item at a rate of 10 times a month and will save the school system approximately $800 a month by growing and using school grown produce.”
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