Jessica Drench, program manager for the Green Education Foundation (GEF), just got in touch with our program. She wanted us to know about the Green Thumb Challenge (Feb. 1 – Aug. 31 2010). GEF is launching a huge youth gardening initiative, calling on Pre K-12 schools and youth groups to plant 10,000 indoor or outdoor gardens in the spring and summer of 2010! GEF’s comprehensive website provides checklists for school approvals, plot location guidelines, container gardening tips, funding sources, vegetable and flower suggestions and much more. GEF also provides a multitude of standards-based lessons linking gardening and composting to science, math, language arts, creative arts and technology.
All participants receive a $10 off a $50 purchase at Lowes, and the opportunity to be awarded a $5,000 grant for their school! Enroll today.