Heinz Wholesome Memories Intergenerational Garden Award

6a00e55376e162883401156ed162de970c-120wiRecognizing the power of gardens to connect individuals of all ages socially, culturally, and emotionally, the H. J. Heinz Company is proud to sponsor the Heinz Wholesome Memories Intergenerational Garden Award, designed to foster family-focused garden efforts in communities across the country. The award will provide 57 families with the tools needed to embark on a successful gardening adventure that will foster lasting intergenerational memories while growing wholesome food.

The award is open to any adult in the United States who wishes to garden with preschool to high school-aged family member(s) and feels that gardening is a great way to build lasting memories. A focus on nutrition, sustainability, and socialization is a plus.  No prior gardening experience necessary.  The garden can be established and grown in any suitable outdoor setting such as home, rooftop, deck, school yard, community garden, church garden, etc.

Winning applicants will receive a $500 Heinz Wholesome Memories Intergenerational Award Package including:   Kids’ Tool Set, Preschool Kids’ Tool Set, Cedar Raised Container Garden, SofTouch Hand Tool Set, Picture Pockets, Large Zinc Plant Markers, GeoBin Composter, 3 pairs Kids Work Gloves (1 of each size), Watering Can, Kangaroo Pop-Up, Veggie Garden Seed Collection, 5 Gardening Journals, Down & Dirty Activity Book, Intergenerational Gardening Tip Sheet and Heinz Tomato Seeds.

Applications are due by January 10, 2010.

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