Grants available for incorporating agriculture into the classroom

agriculture in the classroomVirginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering Garden and Agriculture Experience Grants to teachers looking to incorporate agriculture-related projects into their classroom.

“During the last school year, Agriculture in the Classroom helped 32 schools provide an opportunity for school children of all ages to learn more about agriculture,” said Tammy Maxey, Virginia AITC senior education manager. “We are looking forward to providing even more children with this unique opportunity this year.”

Virginia AITC provides grants to support schools and organizations that strive to help students understand the source of their food and fiber, and to help Virginia’s children gain a greater knowledge and appreciation of agriculture.

Applicants may apply for a garden grant or an agriculture experience grant. Grant applications and information is available at; the deadline to enter is Sept. 26.


UVA Basketball Fans!

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

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