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Oceana High School Garden Project Awarded Statewide Honor

The school cafeteria at Oceana overlooks an organic vegetable garden plot.
The school cafeteria at Oceana overlooks an organic vegetable garden plot.
Oceana High School and the the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) received the Golden Bell Award at a recognition ceremony Saturday night at CSBA's Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego.

The Golden Bell Award, now in its 33rd year, is sponsored by the California School Boards Association and recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students, helping students achieve through after-school programs and mentoring and focus on meeting the needs of all students.

Oceana has been chosen as one of 58 recipients of the state's leading educational honor.

The Oceana High School Garden is a student-led organic community garden outdoor classroom for experiential learning that's located on the school's campus. The garden was established in 2010 and grew out of a partnership between Oceana High School, the Golden Gate National Parks Site Stewardship Program, and Pie Ranch. The mission of the garden it to create a sustainable garden and bring the community together.

"The Garden creates an experiential learning environment that is academically rigorous, engages students in learning, and offers tangible benefits to the school community. We are committed to the growth of the Oceana Garden and will continue to collaborate on space, resources, and funding. As we move forward, we will refine and expand this amazing partnership with the goal of reaching even more students and their families," stated JUHSD Board President Tom Nuris in a Pacifica Tribune report.

CSBA is the non-profit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. 
pauline December 09, 2013 at 12:36 PM
congratulations, these students work hard. plus i love the chickens.
MER December 09, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Congratulations Oceana !

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