Shannon Ranch Elementary School in Visalia received the most votes and won first place in The Toro Company’s “Ready. Set. GROW!” grant program.
The school will use its $7,000 grant to install a drip irrigation system to help efficiently irrigate the school garden. The area is used by students throughout the year to learn about life sciences, and will serve as a model on smart irrigation practices for the surrounding community. (Shannon Ranch’s winning video can be seen at here.)
The new Toro community grant program awarded $15,000 to growers and non-profits that promote sustainable practices in agricultural communities across America.
“We created this grant program to give back to the community and help support growers and organizations in their effort to apply more efficient and sustainable agricultural practices,” said Judson McNeil of the Toro Giving Program. “Each organization deserves to win, and we’re thrilled to help in some way with their efforts.”
Project FINE – Colorful Growers took second for a $4,000 grant. Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton and North Louisiana Agri-Business Council each receive a $2,000 grant.
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