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The San Diego County Fair’s Plant*Grow*Eat program teaches children about agriculture and nutrition.

Teachers of Pre-K through 6th Grade classes throughout San Diego County can sign up their class to participate in this program at no cost.

Here's how the program works:
  • Fair staff visit elementary classrooms throughout the county to provide growing materials—including pots, soil, and seeds.
This year, Pre-K through 3rd Grade classes will grow radishes, and 4th through 6th Grade classes will grow green onions.
  • Students learn how to plant a seed, help it grow, and eat the veggie or edible flower.
  • Students bring their plants to be judged (and tasted!)
  • They also visit agricultural areas to learn more about farming and nutrition—and to have a great time at the Fair!
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15
Student with hand-grown plant and award ribbon at the Fair's Farm

Horton Elementary School kids at the Fair's Farm


Are you a Title One school in need of bus transportation to the San Diego County Fair for your class? Our Don Diego Scholarship Foundation has a special program to underwrite bus transportation so kids can visit the Fair for the Plant*Grow*Eat program.

Send a request directly to the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation to see if your school qualifies for this program.

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