2010 Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award

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At A Glance

This program started:

August-01-2010

Applications due by:

October-01-2010

Winners Announced On:

Is this program still open?

No

About Subaru of America, Inc.

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 www.subaru.com to learn more.

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About Subaru of America, Inc.

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 www.subaru.com to learn more.

Application Dates: 
Sun, 08/01/2010 - Fri, 10/01/2010
Closed: 
YES

This award is closed for the 2010-2011 grant cycle.

Children today spend more time in the vitural 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 should apply

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.

Grant Packages

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

Submission Process

Due Date: Applications are due by October 1, 2010.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

When you click on the button below, a form will appear requiring you to submit your name and address. (See our privacy policy if you have questions about how we use the information.) When you complete the form and click the submit button, you will be able to download the award application.

Award Fulfillment

We will notify you about the status of your application via email by November 30, 2010. A list of winners will also be posted from this page on www.kidgardening.org. Awards will be distributed in January 2011.

Reporting requirement

Grant awardees will be required to submit a year-end impact report due in August of 2011 (end of the garden season rather than the calendar year). Programs that do not complete the final report will not be eligible to apply for future awards. Click here to view summaries of past year end reports.

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

View list of year 2009 winners

Read more about past Healthy Sprouts Award Winners.

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