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Sage Hill School wins grant for garden

September 06, 2011

Sage Hill School was awarded almost $74,000 in a grant to expand its campus garden.

State Farm is giving the Newport Coast private school money for its Organic Educational Center, a project that focuses on environmental responsibility.

Sage Hill's organic garden was created through a service learning project by six of the school's students and Savannah's Organic Ranch, an Aliso Viejo-based nonprofit that educates children about organic gardening.

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The students spent a school year planning out the project before more than 100 volunteers brought the garden to life over three weekends in April.

The grant was one of six in the state that State Farm's Youth Advisory Board gave out to youth-led projects that address a community need.

The grants totaled $325,000 that address issues ranging from disaster preparedness and teen driving safety to access to higher education.

— Britney Barnes

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