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Plant Grow Eat

Learn About Agriculture

Teachers: Incorporate agriculture into your curriculum with our Plant Grow Eat program. Students grow plants in the classroom, then bring them to the Fair to learn more about agriculture and receive ribbons for their hard work!

The Fine Print

Update: In light of the recent directives from the governor’s office and the San Diego County Office of Education to continue distance teaching and learning, we have decided to transition our School Tours and Plant Grow Eat Programs to a virtual experience.

Each spring, our educational programs involve more than 40,000 students in San Diego County. Our greatest hope is to reach even more students with these virtual programs, so that even more students learn where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture.

We are working to create our Plant Grow Eat virtual program.

One of the San Diego County Fair’s longest-running educational programs, Plant Grow Eat lets students in K-6 classes experience the fun and wonder of growing an edible garden plant.

In June, classes take a field trip to the Fair where their plants are judged, and students receive a ribbon. Students and teachers may then explore the Fair’s other educational exhibits.

Kindergarten through third grade students grow radishes. Fourth through sixth graders have a choice of a salad basket (lettuce and radishes), an herb basket or an edible flower basket.

No. Plant Grow Eat is a program for schools that are in session in June, when the Fair is open. Students grow their plants as a classroom project, and attend the Fair as a school field trip.

This is a free program. The Fair supplies the plant materials. Students, teachers and chaperones receive free admission on their Field Trip day, and school buses park free.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 755-1161, ext. 2404.

Virtual PLANT GROW EAT

In light of the school campus closures, we decided to bring the Plant Grow Eat Program to every child – no matter where they are.

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Registration deadline: Registration for this program is now closed.
Plant delivery to schools: Please see “Changes To Our 2020 Program” under The Fine Print.
Field trip dates: June 5, June 9-12, June 16-19, 2020.

HIDDEN TEXT: Please fill out an application for every individual class participating in the program.

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