More Food Gardens Underway at Head Starts Nationwide
Ten Head Start programs across the country will soon be growing something greater next spring thanks to a grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association. These ten Head Start programs were awarded monetary funds, product donations and garden kits, along with garden training and curriculum, to build or expand garden programs for their preschool students.
Through its partnership, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association are working together to combat some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s youngest generation, improving access to healthy food and increasing time spent outdoors connected to nature. The three-year partnership aims to create more edible gardens and hands-on learning experiences for young children and their families.
The 2019-2020 Gro More Good Gardens Grantees include:
- Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona
- BRAD Child Development Programs of Pocahontas, Arkansas
- Douglass Community Services of Hannibal, Missouri
- Chicago Commons of Chicago, Illinois
- Community Action Program of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana
- Child, Inc. of Austin, Texas
- Nueces County Community Action Agency of Corpus Christi, Texas
- St. Mary Community Action Agency of Franklin, Louisiana
- NCBC HSC Kids Care Academy of Columbus, Ohio
- Community Action Partnership of Northern Alabama of Decatur, Alabama
In addition to these grantees, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is working with National Head Start Association and KidsGardening.org to provide more hands-on garden education––such as webinars, workshops and resources––to enable any Head Start across the country to start a garden program. This is part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s Gro More Good initiative to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens and greenspaces by 2023.
Learn more about the Gro More Good program