By National Gardening Association Editors


Susan Bondaryk
800-538-7476 x111
[email protected]


KidsGardening.org celebrates with month-long campaign and gardening giveaways

Williston, VT (March 16, 2015) - After a winter of record low temperatures across the country, it's time to kick off the change in season with a celebration of spring! Vermont-based nonprofit, KidsGardening.org, is raising awareness of the importance of garden education in communities across the United States this April through their National Garden Month campaign.

″We're taking National Garden Month to a whole new level this year. We're passionate about making the many benefits of gardening available to all and are excited to engage the entire gardening community,″ said KidsGardening.org Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Tedeschi.

KidsGardening.org provides free gardening and educational resources to educators, families, and home and community gardeners of all ages. Starting April 1, their National Garden Month website will feature new, weekly content and resources that highlight the following themes:

Week 1: School Gardening
Week 2: Home & Family Gardening
Week 3: Environmental Stewardship
Week 4: Health & Nutrition

In addition to weekly, themed content, National Garden Month will feature multiple contests and giveaways on social media.

″There has been an outpouring of support from our sponsors, who believe in our mission and wanted to be a part of this campaign,″ noted Tedeschi. ″Thanks to their support, we're able to provide some fantastic prizes to gardeners young and old -- just in time for spring!″

There will be a prize package giveaway each week on KidsGardening.org's Facebook page during the month of April. Sponsors include Evergreen Packaging, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Bonnie Plants, Neptune's Harvest, Ames, DR, Vermont Organics Reclamation, Proven Winners, Angie's BoomChickapop, and Jamba Juice.

Celebrate National Garden Month by visiting nationalgardenmonth.org.

About KidsGardening.org: KidsGardening.org is a resource of the National Gardening Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Williston, VT. Their mission is to empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. Beginning with 50 youth garden grants in 1982, KidsGardening.org has delivered over 10,000 grants and awards, benefiting an estimated 2 million youth gardeners. To learn more and support their efforts visit KidsGardening.org

About Evergreen Packaging®: Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service. Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our cartons comes from biomass.

About High Mowing Organic Seeds: High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed. High Mowing Organic Seeds offers over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. For more information please visit HighMowingSeeds.com.

About Bonnie Plants: Bonnie Plants is dedicated to bringing you the best herb and vegetable plants available and promoting green gardening. A national plant wholesaler based in Alabama, Bonnie supplies retail stores all over the United States. They are dedicated to going greener and providing eco-friendly gardening products that are safe for the environment and easy to use. For more information please visit bonnieplants.com.

About Neptune's Harvest: Neptune's Harvest makes organic fertilizers derived from the mineral rich North Atlantic Ocean. Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizer is located in Gloucester, MA, which is America's oldest fishing port. Their Fish Fertilizer is made from the remains of the fish after the fillet has been removed, utilizing 100% of the fish. Retail and bulk products include, cold processed liquid Hydrolyzed Fish, Seaweed, Fish & Seaweed Blend, dry Kelp Meal, Crab Shell and more. Visit www.neptunesharvest.com

About Ames: Established in 1774, The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. (near Harrisburg). The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools, pruning tools, and striking tools as well as outdoor lifestyle product categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. AMES® is a brand of The AMES Companies. To learn more, visit www.ames.com

About DR: Since 1985, DR Power Equipment, the premiere developer and marketer of professional-grade outdoor equipment for residential use, has been manufacturing and selling machines that make outdoor work easier and more enjoyable. With a talented team of engineers and designers, DR creates unique machines of lasting value and unequaled performance. Find out more at drpower.com

About Vermont Organics Reclamation:Vermont Organics Reclamation (VOR) believes gardens should be good for the earth. They have developed systems that return carbon to the ground, and use renewable resources to make soils that keep gardening sustainable and environmentally friendly. VOR's soil products are organic, 100% peat-free and produced with dairy cow manure, performing the ultimate in recycling, in regards to air, water, and soil. Visit http://vermontorganics.com

About Proven Winners: Proven Winners is the leading brand of high quality flowering plants in North America who feel gardening is a lifestyle and not just a hobby. Their goals are to introduce the best, most unique, high performing plants, to produce them under the highest quality standards, and to market the plants innovatively. Proven Winners plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance, and garden performance. Find out more at provenwinners.com

About Angie's BoomChickapop: Husband and wife entrepreneurs Dan and Angie Bastian founded a family-run, outdoor vendor operation in 2001 selling their sweet & salty kettle corn. Angie's quickly increased in sales and popularity, moving the operation from outdoor festivals and events to a production facility with expanded distribution. Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP now makes several non-GMO and gluten-free snacks, including kettle corn, popcorn and baked ancient grain puffs. Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP is proudly sold in natural food, grocery, club and mass retail outlets nationwide. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boomchickapop or Twitter @Boomchickapop.

About Jamba Juice: Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads, baked goods and snacks. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com.

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