National Gardening Association Responds to the Need for Youth Gardening Programs by Releasing 2014 Digital Resource Catalog

By National Gardening Association Editors

•Easy-to-use, searchable, Pre-K through 12th grade catalog provides gardening supplies, classroom materials and curriculum for educators to foster students' life skills through gardening

•Give back when you buy–net proceeds from all sales support NGA's youth garden grants and free resources including lesson plans and family activity ideas

Williston, VT (March 3, 2014) — The National Gardening Association (NGA) announced the release of its 2014 Gardening With Kids Digital Resource Catalog, an easy-to-use, one-stop shopping resource for gardening supplies, classroom materials and curriculum.

As the nation's leading nonprofit in gardening education, this new digital publication is more than just a catalog – 100% of proceeds go towards supporting schools and communities nationwide through kids' garden grants and free resources, including hundreds of lesson plans and family activity ideas.

″This catalog assembles an exciting array of the most proven and affordable resources that are guaranteed to provide individuals with easy-to-use gardening materials designed to engage kids, said Mike Metallo, President and CEO of the National Gardening Association. ″You're giving back with every purchase. And now that the catalog is digital, it's even more accessible and fun to use.″

The fully-searchable, 68-page digital catalog makes it easy to find innovative, affordable gardening materials that foster students' life skills. The catalog focuses on resources that enable individuals to learn through gardening all year-round. The catalog also features dozens of new products, ranging from composting, raised beds, rain barrels, greenhouses, complete kits designed by educators, and standards-based curricula to complement hands-on learning activities. All products are NGA certified, meaning that they have been carefully selected by horticultural and educational experts for quality, durability, and student engagement.

Gardening represents an outstanding, hands-on opportunity for learning. The benefits of plant-based activities are year-round and touch on timely topics such as health, nutrition, education, problem-solving, and the environment–just to name a few.

The 2014 digital catalog is a must-have shopping resource for anyone who gardens with kids. It has more than 500 direct links embedded within to make shopping easy and fun. Special features of the digital catalog include being able to search keywords throughout, mark favorite items, write notes on particular pages for ideas, and share content with others via social media. 

About the National Gardening Association:
For more than 40 years, the National Gardening Association (NGA) has been a prominent leader in promoting learning through gardening to encourage personal growth. NGA's mission is to empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. To support its nonprofit mission, NGA developed the Gardening with Kids shop, with all proceeds going toward grants and educational programs. Learn more NGA's programs and services at

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