Cedar Key School's Future Farmers of America has been awarded a $3,000 Living to Serve Grant to improve the quality of the gardens on campus. The money will also be used to create box gardens around the portable classroom that is being set up this summer to house the agriculture and middle school science classes.
In addition to on-campus gardens project, the grant will allow FFA members to conduct four community outreach events during the upcoming school year. Two of the events are planned for the fall Seafood Festival and spring Arts Festival; these will be front porch gardening events to promote small residential gardens. Another of the projects will involve high school agriculture students working with elementary classes to grow gardens. The fourth outreach activity will be a public seminar on container gardening.
The grant will have one additional effect on the FFA program: freeing up funding for other, ongoing projects like raising chickens.I