Ninety-eight San Diego City schools are getting greenbacks — to grow greens.

A state bill recently provided $15 million for school garden grants across California, doled out at $2,500 to $5,000 per school. The programs teach kids about habitats and plant ecology, and literally come to fruition on students’ plates as students plant, weed and harvest their own flowers and vegetables.

The 98 San Diego programs getting state funds include Bay Park Elementary’s native-plant plots, Roosevelt Middle School’s award-winning “produce producer” and Clairemont High School’s professionally designed drought-resistant garden, according to a district press release.

Check out the full list of recipients here.


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