Monday, January 30, 2012
The National Gardening Association has partnered with Jamba Juice on a grant program for schools, communities and non-profit organizations to teach kids about growing their own food, nutrition and science. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit and vegetable activities into the curriculum, and ability to sustain the program over multiple years.
It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies Grant program is open to schools, community organizations, and non-profit programs in the United States gardening with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Schools must be located within a 50 mile radius of a Jamba Juice store
Annually, the National Gardening Association’s KidsGardening.org together with Jamba will award 20 grant recipients with a check for $150 to be used to purchase soil amendments and fruit and vegetable plantings and $350 in gardening supplies including composter, planters, tools, and a curriculum guide from the Gardening with Kids Shop. The total award package is valued at over $500.
Applications are due by February 15, 2012 and decisions will be made my March of 2012. For more information and the application click here.