The School Garden Network of Sonoma County is pleased to announce the grant recipients for the 2013-2014 school year. The grant package includes a cash award, mentoring, and support for professional development for the school garden team. Steele Lane Elementary School and Guerneville Elementary School have each been awarded $5,000 through the Garden-Based Education Grant. Monte Vista Elementary School is the recipient of a $1,000 Cooking in the Garden Grant, and Monte Rio Union School District has been awarded a $4,000 Salad Bar Grant. Wright Charter Elementary School, which was previously awarded a Garden-Based Education Grant for the 2012/2013 school year, will continue to receive funding and support for their program next year. The School Garden Network is able to provide this crucial school garden support through the generosity of local businesses, individuals and organizations. Unfortunately, we receive many more applications from deserving schools than we have funding to support. This round we were able to fund five schools out of the 20 excellent proposals we received. Our goal is to secure more funding so that we can directly support many more schools in the future. We invite you to help us in our fundraising efforts in any way you can. Please contact Tracy Batchelder, Grant Administrator, for more information or comments at email@example.com or at (707) 874-1557 x301.