Thursday, July 9, 2009

Planning to Plant- Garden/nutrition grants

Planning to Plant
  July 6, 2009  

"More things grow in the garden than the gardener sows." - Spanish proverb

Set aside a few minutes now to plan a gardening project in 2010 and apply for a 2009 Healthy Sprouts Award.

These awards offered through the National Gardening Association support youth garden programs that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.

Your 2010 gardening project must include at least 15 children and youth between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and nutrition and hunger issues in the United States.

Awards will be presented to 20 organizations. Each program will receive gift certificates toward the purchase of gardening materials from sponsor Gardner's Supply Company. The top five will each receive a certificate valued at $500; 15 more will each receive a $200 gift certificate. Other prizes include a National Gardening Association Eat a Rainbow Kit, containing taste education and nutrition lessons.

For more information and to download an application, go to The application deadline is Oct. 17.

For proven and practical resources, please visit our Web site at
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