The Yes To Seed Fund is excited to announce a partnership with Whole Foods Market to help build school gardens in 2011! With a joint mission of giving kids fun and engaging ways to learn about nutrition and the importance of fruits & veggies, Yes To will be giving out Seed Fund School Garden Grants to local schools in partnering Whole Foods regions that are committed to building school gardens. Both Whole Foods and Yes To are passionate about sustainable living and teaching kids about the importance of healthy eating, and this partnership is a wonderful way to celebratethese two like-minded, socially progressive brands!
For the month of April, Yes To will be featured in local Whole Foods stores, to build buzz about the Seed Fund and teach local customers and schools how they canapply for a Seed Fund School Garden Grant. Yes To will be awarding TEN $2,000 grants (for schools in the Northern California region and the Pacific Northwest region) as well as five additional $500 ‘Seed Fund Starter Grants,’ available to schools across the country. All Yes To products will be 20% off for the month, and a portion of all proceeds will go back to helping plant local school gardens!
Schools can apply at: www.yestocarrots.com/seedfundgardens from April 1st through May 31st. Seed Fund Garden Grant recipients will be announced on June 15th. We are looking for compelling stories consistent with the Seed Fund mission, awell thought-out plan to maintain your school garden, and innovative ideas about incorporating the Seed Fund garden into your school’s curriculum and life.
So join us in the YES movement! Spread the word…