2011 Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award

At A Glance

This program started:

June-01-2011

Applications due by:

October-03-2011

Winners Announced On:

Wed, 11/30/2011 (All day)

Is this program still open?

No

About the Sponsor

Subaru of America, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ, strives to be a world-class leader in environmental performance. The company takes its responsibility to the global environmental seriously, and integrates sound environment practices in all of its business decisions. Visit subaru.com to learn more.

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About the Sponsor

Subaru of America, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ, strives to be a world-class leader in environmental performance. The company takes its responsibility to the global environmental seriously, and integrates sound environment practices in all of its business decisions. Visit subaru.com to learn more.

Application Dates: 
Wed, 06/01/2011 - Mon, 10/03/2011
Award Date: 
Wed, 11/30/2011 (All day)
Closed: 
YES

This award is closed for the 2011-2012 grant cycle.

Children today spend more time in the virtual world than the natural world. How can we expect the next generation to care for the environment if they feel disconnected from it and lack understanding about the impact of their actions on our health and food supply, both locally and globally? One solution: Get them in the garden!

Garden programs engage children by providing a dynamic environment where they can observe, discover, experiment, nurture, and learn. Through gardening activities, children develop respect for their environment and establish an important connection with nature.

Edible gardens in particular provide opportunities for youth to learn how to nurture and care for other living things while also learning how to care for themselves. They experience first-hand, the process of growing food and the skills needed to increase their access to fruits and vegetables. Edible gardens also provide opportunities to teach kids how to care for others in their community. What better way to create awareness about hunger than to have them actively involved in growing a garden, or part of a garden, to donate to a local food pantry.

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.

Who is eligible to apply

To be eligible for the 2011 Healthy Sprouts Awards, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2012 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.

Grant Packages

This year we will present awards to 50 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

Submission Process

Due Date: Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2011.

ONLINE APPLICATION

When you click on the button below, a form will appear requiring you to register with www.kidsgardening.org. If you are already registered you can proceed to the application. (See our privacy policy if you have questions about how we use the information.) Photos are not required, however if you would like to include pictures of your program please be prepared to upload them in one of the following formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, PDF.

Award Fulfillment

We will notify you about the status of your application via email by November 30, 2011. A list of winners will also be posted from this page on www.kidgardening.org. Awards will be distributed in January 2012.

Reporting requirement

Grant awardees will be required to submit a year-end impact report due in August of 2012 (end of the garden season rather than the calendar year). Winning programs are asked to sign-up for the school garden registry. Programs that do not complete the final report will not be eligible to apply for future awards.

No purchase necessary. Purchase of a product does not improve your chances of receiving an award.

View list of year 2010 winners »
View list of year 2009 winners »

Read more about past Healthy Sprouts Award Winners.

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