This spring High Mowing Organic Seeds partnered with the Whole Kids Foundation to provide school garden grant recipients with a starter set of organic seeds, as well as seed packets that the foundation uses to inspire families to grow together in their yards or on their window sills.
The mission of the Whole Kids Foundation is:
“…to improve children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to healthier choices. We aim to help children reach their full potential through the strength of a healthy body.”
Share the Buzz Campaign
As well as working on coordinating School Garden Grants, the Whole Kids Foundation is also running a “Share the Buzz” campaign:
“Through the Share the Buzz campaign, Whole Kids Foundation is working to educate families about the importance of bees and even to provide a few schools with bee hives so that kids can see firsthand the integral role bees play in everything we eat!”
The Whole Kids Foundation asked Tom Stearns, High Mowing’s founder, to write a short article about the importance of pollinators for the success of seeds. Check out his article on Whole Food’s Blog:
Tom also created a short video showing some of the pollinators in action on High Mowing’s Farm:
Win a Bee’s Garden Seed Collection!
To enter the contest, visit the
blog post and leave a comment about why you love bees! (don’t leave the comment on this blog post – you need to buzz on over to the Whole Foods blog to enter your comment!)
We look forward to our continued relationship with the Whole Kids Foundation, and are excited about helping to assist the next generation of organic vegetable growers!