The Westfield School Receives $5,000 Grant for Garden Tower Project

AgGeorgia Farm Credit recently awarded $55,000 to twelve local non-profit organizations as part of the cooperative’s Community Mission Fund. The grant program was established in 2023 to support endeavors that further the future of agriculture and enhance life in rural Georgia.  Forty-eight grant applications were received, and awards of up to $5,000 per application were distributed in the fourth quarter.

The Westfield School was selected as a recipient and used the grant to cover the cost of garden towers, gardening tools, seeds, and educational resources for their Garden Tower project.  “Our Upper School Green Team is growing herbs and vegetables thanks to a Tower Garden growing system,” says Gigi Placucci, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for The Westfield School.  The Tower Garden growing system grows plants with water and liquid nutrients instead of dirt, and uses 98 percent less water than traditional methods, helping plants grow faster and maintain more nutrients. “This system was made possible because of AgGeorgia Farm Credit. We look forward to eating these herbs and vegetables in our cafeteria this spring!”

AgGeorgia Farm Credit will accept applications for the 2024 Community Mission Fund until June 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the AgGeorgia Farm Credit Community Mission Fund page at