Whole Foods is seeking donations at checkout to help fund the FoodCorps/Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Program, with the goal of offering 1,000 schools, (including some local Chapel Hill / Triangle, NC schools), a $2,000 grant to create and expand school garden programs.
You can add $1 or $5 to your grocery bill at checkout to help fund the cause to make school gardens available to schools that otherwise might not have them.
School gardens are a wonderful way for children to learn about nature, while cultivating healthy eating habits. It is far more exciting for a child (or anyone!) to eat something delicious that a child has helped to grow, water, nourish, and harvest – what a wonderful educational tool and life skill to pass along to our children at school.
Does your local Chapel Hill / Triangle, NC school have a school garden? If so we would love to hear about your children’s school gardening experience – please post a note about your child’s school garden below!
My own goal is to grow a blueberry farm that local children can visit to pick berries (blueberries, blackberries, maybe raspberries too!) YUM – what could be more delicious than locally grown, Chapel Hill / Triangle, NC fresh-picked blueberries? (At the top of the DELICIOUS list along with fresh-picked blueberries are the local springtime crop of pick-your-own strawberries from Chapel Hill, NC area strawberry patches, including Jean’s Berry Patch and Farmer Mark Waller’s strawberries at Waller Farms. YUMMY!)