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Secretary Ross joins First Partner for Farm-to-School tour

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom (center) joins CDFA Secretary Karen Ross (right) during a tour of Three Sisters Gardens in West Sacramento this week to better understand the benefit of farm to school programs for small urban farms. Three Sisters Garden farmer and founder Alfred Melbourne describes how he works to engage and empower youth through agriculture and promoting food sovereignty at his farm site. Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for 2021-2022, the California Comeback Plan, contains $20 million for grants to schools that establish programs that coordinate local and California-grown food procurement in school meals, as well as food and agriculture education in classrooms.

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