ONE THOUSAND SCHOOLS, TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH to build a school garden.
The Whole Kids Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Whole Foods Market has announced it's school garden grant program.
Details and application available here: http://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/gardengrants.php
School gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Teaching kids to garden helps them learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems and community awareness. Not to mention an appreciation for food from seed to plate.
About the Grant Program
Learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. School gardens offer an opportunity to integrate math, science and health curriculum into a dynamic, interactive setting. They also provide a base of knowledge that allows children to take an active role in healthy food choices.