Magma Ranch wins farming grant

Magma Ranch K-8 was notified recently that it was chosen to receive a $1,500 Garden Grant from the Collective School Garden Network. Last year, the school's seventh- and eighth-grade science program, under the direction of teacher Bailey Mahlum, planted five trees on the back field at Magma, 10980 E. Desert Mountain Blvd. in Florence. (Courtesy of Florence Unified School District)

Magma Ranch K-8 was notified recently that it was chosen to receive a $1,500 Garden Grant from the Collective School Garden Network. Last year, the school’s seventh- and eighth-grade science program, under the direction of teacher Bailey Mahlum, planted five trees on the back field at Magma, 10980 E. Desert Mountain Blvd. in Florence. (Courtesy of Florence Unified School District)

 

Magma Ranch K-8 was notified recently that it was chosen to receive a $1,500 Garden Grant from the Collective School Garden Network. This grant is funded by the Western Growers Foundation and the Arizona Department of Agriculture. This grant, along with seeds and education materials was awarded to Magma because of their continued excellence in using agriculture as an educational tool.

Last year, the Magma Ranch seventh- and eighth-grade science program, under the direction of teacher Bailey Mahlum, planted five trees on the back field at Magma, 10980 E. Desert Mountain Blvd. in Florence. The trees were purchased with money from the school’s yard sale. The money received this year will go towards the school garden that the science classes are creating.

“The students at Florence Unified (School District) truly get a well-rounded education. Our district prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation and the creation of real-world educational opportunities like what this grant will produce, continues that path,” FUSD superintendent Dr. Amy Fuller said.

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