Commitments to action

GrowUS Initiative


The GrowUS Initiative is a collective of Anaheim High School Teachers, NOCROP Instructors, and Anaheim High School students who are dedicated to developing, planning, and executing a vertical farm system(s) on our High School Campus, in the hopes of improving school meals, feeding the communities around the school and educating students of the future of agriculture, and our impact that food systems have on the planet.

We believe that in order to act globally, we must first act locally. Anaheim was hit hard during the pandemic, and many of our students and families are in need of proper nutrition, consistent meals, and the best food education we can give them. By acting as a “community school” and by following in alignment with the UN Sustainable Goals, GrowUS hopes to achieve our goal of establishing a mass production vertical growing system on campus and to share our progress with the world.

If we can target today’s youth by educating, sharing, and working together we can surely accomplish our goals.


Civil society
Private sector

Action Area(s)

Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production



Key contact

Educational Food System Development, Director


Food Systems



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