Mantis Continues to Support Community and Youth Gardens in 2012!

By Michael Metallo

Mantis Continues to Support Community and Youth Gardens in 2012!

Michael Metallo
National Gardening Associaton

Linda Beattie

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

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