Pacific Life Lab Receives $2,000 Whole Kids Foundation Grant

posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:17 PM by John Fisher
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/25/13

Whole Foods donates to Life Lab garden

This was the first year in more than a decade that the Life Lab at Pacific School did not have a paid garden coordinator to ensure the garden thrives. But community support, parent volunteers and grant funding helped saved the day.

The garden is used as an educational tool for the students. The food it produces is used by the fifth- and sixth-grade classes to make daily lunches.

While the school has received several small grants to keep the project alive, a large donation of $2,000 came from the Whole Foods Whole Kids Foundation.

Volunteers help with the sprouting of seeds and composting while groups like the Pacific School Parents Club and the California Foundation for Agriculture provide funding for a drip irrigation system. Additionally, a student from UC Santa Cruz was hired to help with spring weeding