Whole Kids Foundation opens in a new tab®is dedicated to helping kids eat better—and enjoy it! Visit their website for information on how they support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.
It takes just one pair of little hands to plant a single seed, but many more are needed to make that happen in school gardens across the country.
Whole Kids Foundation has awarded $4.2 million in garden grant funds to 2,100 schools since 2011. They recently announced a new crop of more than 500 additional schools to receive grants in 2014. Visit wholekidsfoundation.org opens in a new tab to learn more about their School Garden Grant Program opens in a new tab or to find school gardens in your area opens in a new tab.
In honor of Earth Month, Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Foods Market® stores are partnering with seven corporate sponsors to host spring garden parties at 75 schools. These gatherings will celebrate shared successes and recognize the many hands that join together to make school gardens possible: students, families, teachers, volunteers, Whole Foods Market employees and shoppers, as well as corporate partners.
These garden parties are made possible by generous donations from Applegate opens in a new tab, Cascadian Farm opens in a new tab, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day opens in a new tab, Organic Valley opens in a new tab, Roots, opens in a new tabRudi’s Organic Bakery opens in a new tab and Suja Juice opens in a new tab. In addition to financial support, these key partners have also provided in-kind donations of food, gardening kits, kid-friendly activities and other fun surprises.
Have your kids discovered the joy of growing food? Tell us about it in the comments below.