A Louisville program that helps teach students about farming and food is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm has a partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools that allows participating students to learn about healthy, locally grown food. It also allows them a place to garden, for hands-on experience.
Kentucky received five grants totaling over $300,000. The Taylor and Owsley county school districts also received money.
Two grants totaling nearly $90,000 went to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which will use the money to expand its Farm to School Program. It will also go to pay for local training on how to procure health food for school nutrition programs in each area of the state.
The Kentucky projects are among 82 endeavors in 42 states that were funded in this round of federal Farm to School grants, according to a press release.