Ag in the Classroom
San Diego County Ag in the Classroom (SDAITC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was launched in 1996 by agriculturalists wanting to advance ag literacy for students in San Diego County. Over the past decade, SDAITC and its partners have been responsible for introducing a variety of comprehensive programs throughout the county.
Ag in the Classroom is all about the kids, their education, and the future of agriculture. The sooner we expose our children’s natural curiosity to the wonder of soils, plants, water, and animals, the better chance we have to develop good stewards of the land who will respect the work of the farm. SDAITC does just that, by providing teachers with the tools they need to inspire our youth to be part of a new farming generation.
Annual School Garden Grants - $5,000 to $15,000 awarded each year to local schools to support school gardens or projects that enhance the teaching of agriculture. Grant applications will be available in October of 2012.
Teachers’ Resource Fair (“Food and Flower Happy Hour”) Teachers collect resources from organizations that support gardening with children, and meet farmers representing all of San Diego County’s top agricultural products from nursery crops to cut flowers to herbs.
Financial and volunteer support for local ag/garden programs including:, Bates Nut Farm Ag Education Day and Plant*Grow*Eat program at the San Diego County Fair.