USDA to Pilot School Garden Program

USDA plans to establish a People's Garden School Pilot Program to develop and run community gardens at eligible high-poverty schools; teach students involved in the gardens about agriculture production practices, diet, and nutrition; and evaluate the learning outcomes. The $1 million pilot program is authorized under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

A cooperative agreement will be awarded to implement a program in up to five States. To be eligible as project sites, sc

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