Thursday, September 30, 2010

Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant

The National Gardening Association is proud to announce a new sponsorship program by Yum! Brands. In an effort to help all schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden is designed to help schools teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. As a global initiative, the United States and all international locations are eligible for participation. The grant opportunity begins on September 21st in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace, a day of global recognition of the importance of tolerance and respect for all humanity.

To be eligible for the 2011 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2011 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Schools within the United States must have a student body eligible for 50% or more reduced or free lunches. This is a global initiative; all International countries and territories are eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and peace studies, and nutrition and hunger issues.

50 Award packages are available. 2011 award winners will receive:

A Link-a-Bord raised Garden bed
A literature package from NGA
Kid's gardening tools
Child-sized gardening gloves
A composter

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