Plant*Grow*Eat Bus Sponsorship

Plant*Grow*Eat Bus Sponsorship


Your $350 donation sponsors an entire busload of students!

The San Diego County Fair’s Plant*Grow*Eat program teaches children about agriculture and nutrition. The Don Diego Bus Program enables students from low-income areas to participate. For many children, this marks their first time to the Fair; for some, their first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean!

  • Fair staff visit elementary classrooms throughout the county to provide growing materials.
  • Students learn how to plant a seed, help it grow, and eat the veggie or edible flower.
  • During the Fair, students bring their plants to be judged and tasted.
  • They also visit Ag areas to learn more about farming and nutrition — and to have a great time!


  • Bus sponsors receive great publicity, including a big sign for “your” bus.
  • You also will receive free Fair parking and admission, so you can meet the students and watch the judging. (We’ll even provide a crash course in radish judging, if you wish!)
  • You’ll get photos with the kids and their plants and enjoy a memorable day.
  • For information, contact

“We support Don Diego’s Plant*Grow*Eat Bus Program because it’s important for children to learn how their food is grown; it’s the basis for healthy eating. It’s fun to see the kids enjoying the fruits of their labor and tasting their crops. I tell them not to worry about a little dirt; just go ahead and take a bite!”

Marie Kelley and Stephanie Sibley