Friday, February 25, 2011

Green Thumb Challenge

Green Education Foundation is calling on schools and youth groups nationwide to plant 10,000 gardens - the largest youth gardening initiative in history!

The Green Thumb Challenge aims to connect children with nature and the healthy benefits of gardening as part of a nationwide movement to get kids growing. GEF's "turn-key" garden plan provides participants with beginner-friendly resources to plant gardens of any size, as well as fun activities and standards-based lessons linking the classroom to the garden.

Whether sowing seeds during one class period, planting bulbs in one afternoon, or planning an outdoor garden that comes back year after year, you and your students can be part of this exciting event! All participants have an opportunity to be awarded a $5,000 grant in recognition of their garden project. Over $10,000 worth of prizes have already been awarded to Green Thumb Challenge participants, courtesy of program sponsors.

Check out the Green Education Foundation's website for more information!

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