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In this week's episode, Mike talks with Carol Niec and Kerrie Rosenthal about the Seed Keeper Project.
The Seed Keeper Project, now in its 4th year, is a way to recognize the outstanding work schools are doing in getting kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade, involved in vegetable gardening.
People are noticing the fabulous work these two ladies are doing as their efforts have been recognized on a national level that is discussed in the podcast. You won't want to miss this episode!
In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:
- What is the Seed Keeper Project
- Getting your school nominated
- What your school will win if chosen in the Seed Keeper Project
- A special prize each school will win - JUST ANNOUNCED IN THIS PODCAST!
- Which schools are eligible
- Where do you send your nomination
- How you will be notified if chosen
Items mentioned in this episode include:
- The Seed Keeper Project
- Seed Keeper Project Facebook Page
- The Seed Keeper Home Farmer
- The Dunbar Garden Project
- The Peterson Garden Project
- P. Allen Smith
- Seed Keeper Chronicles
- Chicago Flower & Garden Show
About this week's Guests, Carol Niec and Kerrie Rosenthal of the Seed Keeper Company:The Seed Keeper Project is our opportunity to recognize school gardens across the country. Each year we award a Seed Keeper Home Farmer and a Certificate to a school in every state and the District of Columbia highlighting their dedication to gardening.
Beginning February 3, we will post 10 States each week for 5 weeks in alphabetical order on our FaceBook Page The Seed Keeper Company.
During the week we ask you to nominate a K-12 school, any type of school, and post it on our FB Page.
We will draw a winner using random.org at the end of that week and announce them on our FB page.
When we send the Seed Keeper and Certificate to the winner, your name will be mentioned in the Certificate as the person who nominated the school.
We believe it our responsibility to take part in educating coming generations about the benefits of gardening and particularly growing your own food.
In the meantime, we hope you'll peruse this page where we share some of the responses and accolades our project has received ( including The U.S. Department of Education) along with the 2010 and 2011 winners lists. 2013 list coming soon!!