Mantis Continues to Support Community and Youth Gardens in 2012!

By Michael Metallo

Mantis Continues to Support Community and Youth Gardens in 2012!

Contact:
Michael Metallo
National Gardening Associaton
802.863.5251
mikem@garden.org

Linda Beattie
Mantis
215-357-5110
lbeattie@schillergc.com

South Burlington, VT (June 27, 2011) – Mantis and the National Gardening Association team up once again to provide community and youth garden programs with the opportunity to receive a lightweight Mantis Tiller/Cultivator, an essential tool for every garden.

"Gardens are sprouting up everywhere across the nation. With the help from Mantis, each year we are able to provide 25 more programs with a tool that will help with quicker and easier cultivation in their gardens!" notes Michael Metallo, President of National Gardening Association.

Ann Goldbach, a 2011 Mantis Award Winner, is a prime example of how the Mantis Awards have been and continue to be a strong award program. At Luck Elementary School in St. Luck, Wisconsin, children learned about the rewards of planting seeds, one student remarked "I didn't know vegetables came from seeds". A majority of the food grown at Luck Elementary is given to the local food pantry. All gardening programs in schools, churches, correctional facilities, parks departments, youth camps, community gardens deserve a little cultivation support in their garden so all programs should apply.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
To download the 2012 Mantis Application or to complete an online application
please visit http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/mantis.asp

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