The National Gardening Association awards 20 school and youth garden grants.

By Julie Parker-Dickerson

Contacts: Mike Metallo,CEO National Gardening Association 

2014 Youth Garden Grant Winners

Williston, Vermont, February 11, 2014 — The National Gardening Association, a Vermont-based nonprofit, is proud to announce the 2014 Youth Garden Grant Winners. Twenty school and youth programs have been selected to receive $1,000 gardening packages through the Youth Garden Grant. This year the Youth Garden Grant was sponsored by our generous donor base with contributions from Bonnie Plants, Growums, Rustic Natural Cedar Furniture, True Temper, and High Mowing Organic Seeds. Since 1982, the Youth Garden Grant has provided over 5,000 grants and awards valued over $2.8 millions dollars to support school and youth garden programs across the United States.

″We are dedicated to supporting youth to better our world through garden programming,″ said Mike Metallo, President and CEO of National Gardening Association. ″The Youth Garden Grant is a key program that has supported garden-based learning for nearly three decades. This grant would not have been possible without the generosity of our corporate and private donors . The work we accomplish together is helping to grow a healthier generation of young people.″

Since 1982, the Youth Garden Grant program has impacted the lives of 178,000 participants. Over 2.8 million dollars has gone to support school and youth garden programs, a majority of which are located in urban environments. National Gardening Association's mission is to put A Garden In Every School™ has supported over 10,000 programs to date with 4 million dollars in funding.

About The 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,, and

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