By Phyllis Odessey
“Congratulations your organization was selected as one of 20 award winners from a pool of more than 800 inspiring applicants for the 2012 Jamba Juice “It’s About the Fruit and Veggies $500 Grant Award” administered by the National Gardening Association and funded by Jamba Juice…
Your program was selected because your application illustrated a combination of clearly stated goals, organized planning for your garden, well-developed plans for incorporating health and nutrition into the curriculum, and purposeful use of your garden harvest.”
I am not easily wowed, but this award did wow me. As soon as we received the email, the boxes started coming. Wonderful gardening tools, a new composting system, a fantastic science education book for Nick Storrs, seeds, pots, organic potting soil and more.
In Yankee Doodle Dandy, the main character says “My mother thanks you, my father thanks you and I thank you.
Randall’s Island Park Alliance thanks Jamba Juice for their support of The Learning Garden. And all the children, who come to our garden thank you.