Contacts: Mike Metallo,CEO National Gardening Association
Williston, Vermont, January 29, 2014 — The National Gardening Association, a Vermont-based nonprofit, is proud to announce the 2013 Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award Winners. Fifty school and youth programs have been selected to receive $500 gardening packages through the Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award. Three exceptional programs have been selected to receive a $1,500 award package. Since 2009, the Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award has provided 189 grants and awards valued over $125,000 to support school and youth garden programs across the United States.
″Through the sponsorship of the Healthy Sprout Award, Subaru of America, Inc. has demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship and the health and wellbeing of young people by supporting garden programing,″ said Mike Metallo, President and CEO of National Gardening Association. ″Subaru has made a significant contribution to our mission to bring a Garden to Every School™.″
Since 2009, Subaru garden grant programs have impacted the lives of 28,000 youth. Over $100,000 has gone to support school and youth garden programs, a majority of which are located in urban environments. Subaru's philanthropic efforts have contributed to National Gardening Association's mission to put A Garden In Every School™ initiative, which has supported over 10,000 programs to date with 4 million dollars in funding.
About National Gardening Association: The National Gardening Association is a Vermont-based national nonprofit leader in garden-based education. Our mission is to empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. We fulfill our mission by providing information and support for youth and school gardening programs, home gardeners, and the lawn and garden industry - one child, one school, one community at a time. Learn more at Garden.org.