Friday, October 1, 2010

Conservation Station Workshop - October 22, 2010

Friday, October 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Wildlife: Animal Spoor What is "spoor" and what does it tell us about local wildlife? Make-and-take craft included. $2 per child; recommended for children ages 6-12. Space is limited; register in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 803-459-3212, e-mail, or visit our website at 900 Clemson Rd.

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

Monday, September 27, 2010

2011 Youth Gardening Grants!!

For the 2011 grant cycle, 100 grants are available. Packages are as follows:

•Five(5) programs will receive gift cards valued at $1000 (a $500 gift card to The Home Depot and a $500 gift card to Gardening with Kids) and educational materials from NGA)
•Ninety Five(95) programs will receive a $500 gift card* to The Home Depot and educational materials from NGA

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