Friday, September 24, 2010

Youth Gardening Ideas!

The National Gardening Association website has a great feature article on the positives of youth gardening, and also inclues some fun ideas!! Check it out!!!

Consumer Wellness Center Grant Available

The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting nutrition as a way to prevent disease and enhance human health and longevity, announces its third annual Nutritional Education Grant Program. In order to help further the cause of improved health through good nutrition, the program is offering ten $1,000 grant awards this year to people and organizations dedicated to making a positive impact on nutrition and health in their local communities and schools.
Grant applications are due Oct. 18, 2010. for more information and to download the application, please visit:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Growing Foods Curriculum for 4th - 6th graders

Resources | Lunchbox

In this inquiry-based curriculum, you and your students embark on an exciting adventure — learning science through the study of our fascinating food production system. Students learn about cycles in nature, flow of energy, and food systems while engaging in hands-on investigations of photosynthesis, food webs, agriculture, and more. Developed by educators at Teachers College, Columbia University, Growing Food is the first module in the Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) curriculum series. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; student activity sheets and readings; and a matrix mapping the book to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Grades 4-6,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Subaru Healthy Sprouts Grant - Oct. 1, 2010

To be eligible for the 2010 Healthy Sprouts Awards, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2011 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to environmental, nutrition and hunger issues in the United States.

This year we will present awards to 30 schools or organizations. Each program will receive:

a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids catalog and online store for basic youth gardening supplies and supporting educational materials
NGA's Eat a Rainbow Kit, chock full of engaging taste education and nutrition lessons
a literature package from NGA

For more information and to download application, please visit:

Join the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association for a special harvest festival celebrating local, sustainable farms! Tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering seasonal cuisine, produced in the Upstate, prepared and served by the area’s finest chefs. There will be tours of charming Patient Wait Farm, live music, and children’s activities, so bring your friends and family for an unforgettable evening of farm-fresh fun!
Sunday, October 3rd ▪ 3:00 – 7:00 pm ▪ Patient Wait Farms
Piedmont, SC ▪ Just minutes off Interstate-85 (exit 32)

Tickets limited and are available at

$45 adults ▪ children’s tickets also available