One of our other fantastic Social Soiree sponsors was Whole Foods. They supplied all of the food for our party and it good food! I shop at Whole Foods about every other month, but when they take the best parts of their store and cook it up into something delicious? You start to wonder how much it would be to hire them as your personal chefs!
One of the things that I was the most excited to learn about was the Whole Foods School Garden Grants program! This is a great way to get kids involved. They can tell you about it better than I can, so here you go:
School gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Teaching kids to garden helps them learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems and community awareness. Not to mention an appreciation for food from seed to plate.
About the Grant Program
Learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. School gardens offer an opportunity to integrate math, science and health curriculum into a dynamic, interactive setting. They also provide a base of knowledge that allows children to take an active role in healthy food choices.
Beginning August 17th, we will offer a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant program in partnership with FoodCorps that supports the implementation or expansion of school gardening programs.
Get more Whole Foods School Garden Grant details from their website.
(Thanks for the fantastic photos Short and Hat!)