The school pantry feeds 92 kindergarten through 5th grade students each week, giving them a backpack full of food to keep them from going hungry over evenings and weekends when school meals aren’t available. Many of the kids take food home to feed younger siblings too. To date, the school pantry hasn’t been able to offer fresh fruit or vegetables; but that’s about to change.
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2019 AmeriStar Award has been presented to ScottsMiracle-Gro in partnership with packaging leader ProAmpac for their bio-plastic based design of the Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics™ growing media packaging, which made its commercial debut this spring.
Preparing the next generation to take on the task of protecting our water
by Dr. Mark Slavens, vice president of environmental affairs, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Kids love water. They are drawn to it by some innate force––to splash and jump and play. Whether it was a rain puddle, or a park stream, or waves at the ocean, I watched each of my boys as they grew embrace the water with an enthusiasm and love that seemed deep within them.
Gro More Good Garden Grants lets kids get their hands dirty and teaches them about where their food comes from.
By: Lindsay Warner, EatingWell
When preschool teacher Tonya Langston first asked the children in her Bowling Green, Florida, classroom where milk came from, their response was: "the kitchen." When she asked them where a banana comes from, same answer: "the kitchen."
Langston's students are young—3 or 4 years old—but because they're the children of professional migrant farmworkers, Langston and her fellow teachers wanted to teach them more about what their parents do, and why it's important.
Cambridge Community Garden connects post-millennial children to the Earth
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From healthy food access to social connectedness, gardens provide powerful benefits to communities, to families, and most importantly, to children’s lives. That’s why ScottsMiracle-Gro launched the Gro More Good initiative with a commitment to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens and greenspaces over the next five years.