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Holmen Schools awarded 10k 'Seeds of Change' grant

Program supports community-based gardens

Holmen Wins "Seeds of Change" Grant

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) - Holmen students are getting some extra money to learn about where their food comes from.

The district was awarded $10,000 from the 'Seeds of Change' grant.

The nationwide program supports community-based gardens like the ones at Holmen schools.

School officials say it's important for the kids to know where their food comes from, and this will help the gardening effort by upgrading equipment and adding a new program.

"We're starting a program where we're going to be raising chickens from egg to market weight, having them processed, and then we'll be serving that chicken that we've raised here in the district next year," said the district's Nutrition Supervisor Michael Gasper.

Gasper also says Holmen will be the first school in the state to attempt raising chickens from the egg.   

They'll get the money in July.

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