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2008 Healthy Sprouts Award

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Program Web site:

Sponsor: Gardener's Supply

Deadline: October 15, 2008

Purpose: The National Gardening Association and Gardener's Supply Company have partnered to support schools and community organizations that use gardens to teach about nutrition and explore the issue of hunger in the United States. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden and nutrition education and hunger awareness. At least 10% of the food produced from the program should be donated.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the 2008 Healthy Sprouts Awards, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2009 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 nutrition and hunger issues in the United States.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Amount of funding: This year we will present awards to 20 schools or organizations. Each program will receive gift certificates towards the purchase of gardening materials from our sponsoring company. The top 5 will also receive a certificate valued at $500; 15 more will each receive a $200 gift certificate; 25 packets of seeds; a literature package from NGA; and Eat a Rainbow Kit.

Application process: Applications may be downloaded from the Program website.

For more information contact:

National Gardening Association 1100 Dorset Street South Burlington, VT 05403 Phone: 800-538-7476 (800-LETSGRO) Fax: 802-864-6889

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

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