SEEAG Receives Grant From Foundation of Ventura County Credit Union
The grant funds will go towards SEEAG's "Ventura County Child Wellness Initiative," a program that is designed to educate and inspire children to eat healthy by adding locally grown Ventura County specialty crops to their diet.
The grant funds will go towards SEEAG's "Ventura County Child Wellness Initiative,"
The wellness initiative will reach 10,000 children including low income, Title 1 students in grades second through fourth during school and after school programs.
"Ventura County Credit Union's generosity will enable SEEAG to educate our kids about the benefits and value of eating healthy," says Mary Maranville, SEEAG founder and CEO. "On behalf of all the children who benefit from our agricultural and nutrition education programming, we thank you."
Founded in 2008, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) is a nonprofit organization that aims to help young students understand the origins of their food by bridging the gap between agriculture and consumption through its agricultural education programming. SEEAG's "The Farm Lab" program based in Ventura County teaches schoolchildren about the origins of their food and the importance of local farmland by providing schools with classroom agricultural education and free field trips to farms. Through this and other SEEAG programs, over 25,000 elementary school students in Southern California have increased their understanding of the food journey. For more information, visit www.seeag.org or email Mary Maranville at firstname.lastname@example.org