The National Gardening Association awards 20 school and youth garden grants.
Williston, Vermont, February 20, 2014 - The National Gardening Association, a Vermont-based nonprofit, is proud to announce the 2014 Youth Garden Grant Winners. Twenty school and youth programs have been selected to receive $1,000 gardening packages through the Youth Garden Grant. This year the Youth Garden Grant was sponsored by our generous donor base with contributions from Bonnie Plants, Growums, Rustic Natural Cedar Furniture, True Temper, and High Mowing Organic Seeds. Since 1982, the Youth Garden Grant has provided over 5,000 grants and awards valued over $2.8 million dollars to support school and youth garden programs across the United States.
"We are dedicated to supporting youth to better our world through garden programming," said Mike Metallo, President and CEO of National Gardening Association. "The Youth Garden Grant is a key program that has supported garden-based learning for nearly three decades. This grant would not have been possible without the generosity of our corporate and private donors . The work we accomplish together is helping to grow a healthier generation of young people."
Since 1982, the Youth Garden Grant program has impacted the lives of 178,000 participants. Over 2.8 million dollars has gone to support school and youth garden programs, a majority of which are located in urban environments. National Gardening Association's mission is to put A Garden In Every School™ has supported over 10,000 programs to date with 4 million dollars in funding.