The Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award recognizes and supports youth gardening programs focused on teaching about our environment, nutrition and hunger issues in the United States. Through winning programs, youth will learn the skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle compatible with environmental stewardship and gain an understanding of how their actions can positively impact the well being of their community.
To be eligible for the 2010 Healthy Sprouts Awards, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2011 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to environmental, nutrition and hunger issues in the United States.
This year we will present awards to 30 schools or organizations. Each program will receive:
- a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids catalog and online store for basic youth gardening supplies and supporting educational materials
- NGA’s Eat a Rainbow Kit, chock full of engaging taste education and nutrition lessons
- a literature package from NGA