2010 Subaru Healthy Sprouts Winners Announced

For Immediate Release

Michael Metallo
National Gardening Association

Michael McHale
Subaru of America, Inc.

South Burlington, VT (January 4, 2011) - The National Gardening Association and Subaru of America, Inc. have announced their 2010 Healthy Sprouts Award Winners. Over 800 applications were received from worthy programs across the United States, each one committed to teaching children about health, nutrition, combating hunger and becoming environmental stewards within a garden setting.

The Subaru Healthy Sprouts Program addresses the critical need for students to learn healthy lifestyle choices through hands-on activities in the garden. Edible gardens give children the opportunity to draw connections from farm to table and directly learn how food is grown. "Through the Subaru Healthy Sprouts Program children are given the tools to grow, maintain, and harvest whole foods to share with their classmates, teachers, families, and the surrounding community," said Mike Metallo, President and CEO of National Gardening Association. "We are delighted to work with Subaru of America to help more young people live healthier lives."

The winning programs will receive a $500 Gift Certificate to the Gardening with Kids Catalog, NGA's Eat a Rainbow Kit and an NGA literature package. This package will provide these programs with the necessary tools to either start or continue to engage children and build their knowledge in the garden.

2010 Healthy Sprouts Winners:

  • Trinity Housing Corporation - Columbia, SC
  • AJ Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering - Greenville, SC
  • Williamsburg Montessori School - Williamsburg, VA
  • Children's House Montessori School - Kalispell, MT
  • Children's Attention Home Charter School -Rock Hill, NC
  • Ballard Elementary School - Solvang, CA
  • SFBAC, Learning for Life/Maxwell Park International Academy - San Leandro, CA
  • American Friends Service Committee - Los Angeles, CA
  • Metrowest Elementary - Orlando, FL
  • Southern Oak Elementary School - Largo, FL
  • Fernbank Elementary School - Atlanta, GA
  • University Primary School - Champaign, IL
  • Rio Grande School - Santa Fe, NM
  • Inola High School - Inola, OK
  • Southern Oaks Elementary - Utica, KY
  • All About Kids, Inc. - Jacksonville, FL
  • Hopkins Elementary School - Somerset, KY
  • Colorado ″I Have a Dream″ Foundation/Valdez Elementary School - Denver, CO
  • Colonial Hills United Methodist School - San Antonio, TX
  • Mariposa Center - Providence, RI
  • Tender Care Learning Center-GRE - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Main Street Middle School-Agriculture Dept. - Soledad, CA
  • Weeksville Heritage Center - Brooklyn, NY
  • Regional Youth Services, Inc. - Jeffersonville, IN
  • Rivercity Youth Foundation - Austin, TX
  • CREC-Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center - Avon, CT
  • SAGE Academy - Pittsboro, NC
  • Logan Middle School - La Crosse, WI
  • First Christian Academy - Kernersville, NC
  • Beechwood School - Mountainside, NJ

To learn more about NGA's Grant programs, please visit www.kidsgardening.org/grants.asp

About the National Gardening Association

Founded in 1973, National Gardening Association (NGA) is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education, respected for its award-winning, information-rich Web sites and newsletters; grants, curricula, and resources for youth gardens; and research for the lawn and garden industry. NGA's mission is to promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment. To learn more about gardening with children, please visit www.kidsgardening.org.

About Subaru of America Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

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