2008 Healthy Sprouts Awards

The National Gardening Association recognizes outstanding gardening programs through the Healthy Sprouts Awards. To be eligible for the 2008 award, your school, center or organization must plan to garden in 2009 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Winners are selected based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and U.S. nutrition and hunger issues. This year, 20 programs will be selected, and each will receive:

  • Gift certificates toward the purchase of gardening materials from Gardener's Supply Company. The top five will receive $500 each, and 15 others will receive $200 each.
  • An Eat a Rainbow Kit of education and nutrition lessons
  • 25 packets of seeds
  • Literature from the National Gardening Association

Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 15, 2008. Additional information can be found at http://www.kidsgardening.com/healthysprouts.asp.