Garden Grant for Winship Middle School

Winship Middle School has been selected to receive a $1,200 garden grant from the California Fertilizer Foundation’s (CFF) School Garden Grant Program. Science teachers, Liz Franklin and Hart Ford, applied for the grant earlier this year. They will use the grant to establish six garden beds and equip Winship with tools to maintain the garden for many years to come. Creating a school garden emphasizes a focus on agriculture.

Winship Middle School is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Redwood Forest. The science department leverages this resource by taking students on hikes, organizing forest restoration projects, and partnering with local organizations such as HSU and BLM to conduct research. Creating and maintaining a school garden is a natural extension of Winship’s commitment to student-centered, outdoor experiences that engage diverse students in real-world, hands-on learning. By growing healthy vegetables, the school garden also promotes healthy choices among students.

Winship Middle School is one of 10 schools that together create the Eureka City Schools District. Established in 1895 the District serves all ages from preschool through adults and has a long tradition of partnering with families and communities to promote academic success and college/career readiness for every student. To enroll a student or for more information go to: or call the district office, 441-2400.