Win a School Garden During National Garden Month

By Charlie Nardozzi

April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. We're particularly interested in having more kids learn the joys of gardening.

To celebrate National Garden Month this year NGA has teamed up with Keep America Beautiful and Scotts Miracle-Gro Company to produce the 30 Days of Green calendar and contest. This colorful poster highlights daily gardening activities you can do with kids in your classroom and at home. The activities range from tree planting to growing your state flower to packing a litter-free lunch at school.

There is also a Learning Garden Contest where schools can win an outdoor learning garden, indoor garden, or garden kits. Teachers submit students' essays describing what green space means to them and how they would use a learning garden at their school. One grand-prize-winning classroom will receive an outdoor garden valued at $10,000. Fifteen first-prize-winning classrooms will receive an indoor garden valued at $400. Thirty second-prize-winning classrooms will receive gardening kits valued at $200. The deadline is April 23rd.

For more information on the contest and to download the calendar of activities, go to: 30 Days of Green .

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