Seeds of Change® Awards $175,000 in Share the Good Grants to Help Community Gardens and Farms Grow
LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Seeds of Change®, maker of organically grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is proud to announce this year’s 16 Share the Good grant recipients. The Salinas Education Center Garden in Salinas, Calif. will receive a $25,000 grant while 15 additional organizations will receive $10,000 grants to support new or existing community based gardening and sustainable farming programs.
Share the Good is funded by the Seeds of Change “1% Fund,” the company’s commitment to donate one percent of net sales to community-based nutrition, gardening and farming programs. The 16 organizations were selected from a pool of more than 700 applicants that applied through the company’s Facebook page. The grant program, which is in its second year, has distributed nearly $300,000 to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms, farmers and communities nationwide.
“It was inspiring, yet again, to see the incredible work being done to promote the seed-to-plate story and we applaud all of our applicants on what they’re working to achieve,” said Tim Snyder for Seeds of Change. “These types of organizations are sometimes our children’s first introduction to nutrition, which is why we want to support as many of them as we can through Share the Good.”
The 15 recipients of the $10,000 grants are: Amanda Arnold Elementary School (Manhattan, KS), Arleth Elementary School Garden (Parlin, NJ), Bishop Peak/Teach School Garden (San Luis Obispo, CA), Branch Elementary Garden of Learning (Edwards, CA), Cali Calmecac Language Academy (Windsor, CA), Chamblee Middle School Outdoor Learning Garden (Chamblee, GA), Cypress High School Friendship Garden (Cypress, CA), Environmental Charter Schools’ Learning Garden (Los Angeles, CA), From Seed to Science to Spoon: Willard Gardening and Cooking Program (Berkeley, CA), Global Gardens (Tulsa, OK), Mohawk Local Schools Greenhouse (Sycamore, OH), MS 331 School Garden (Bronx, NY), NYC iSchool Green Roof (New York, NY), School as a Garden (Encinitas, CA) and South Winneshiek FFA (Calmar, IA).
A complete list of the Share the Good grant recipients will appear on www.SharetheGoodGrant.com at 11:00 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2013.
About Seeds of Change®
Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the “advances” of modern industrial agriculture. For over 20 years, we have remained true to our original vision by offering the largest selection of organic seeds in the industry, including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. Our seeds are produced through a network of certified organic family farms and professional growers. Through these partnerships, we continually cultivate, study and develop seeds with the goal of producing the finest certified organic, open-pollinated varieties to share with our fellow gardeners and farmers. In 1997 our business expanded to also include Organic Food inspired by the notion that great taste and sustainability go hand in hand. We now offer a wide variety of Dry and Ready to Heat organic Rice and Grain varieties as well as organic cooking sauces. For more information about Seeds of Change® visit www.seedsofchange.com for our seed products and www.seedsofchangefoods.com for our food products.
SOURCE Seeds of Change