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Teaching Opportunity: Imlay City community garden project offers knowledge for students

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BY NICHOLAS PUGLIESE
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IMLAY CITY — Sustainable living as a teachable moment — that’s what students with Imlay City Schools (ICS) will experience as they tend to a new community garden project.

Hyponex/Scotts Miracle-Gro Company of Imlay City has partnered with the district on a project specifically designed to connect today’s students with gardens, greenspaces and healthy outdoor activity.

Bibb Schools Install Hydroponic Gardens for Students to Grow Produce Indoors

SOAR Academy students can grow vegetables and herbs year round with a new indoor garden system.
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by Pepper Baker

"We're teaching students where food comes from and how it's harvested and how it's used and we'll go as far as to use it in the cafeteria when it's done," Sharpe said.

Kinsey says they received the indoor garden units from a joint-partnership grant between a company, called Miracle Gro and the No Kid Hungry charity organization.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association Welcome Applications for Gro More Good Garden Grants

Program aims to connect one million Head Start children to garden education, fresh food each year
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Too many children and families living in at-risk communities don’t have access to enough fresh, healthy food. And far too many of them have never had the opportunity to see, taste or eat some of the garden’s best-tasting, good-for-you produce.

Studies show that many children from at-risk backgrounds don’t have access to fresh produce on a daily basis. However, research also shows that children who grow fresh food eat more fresh food and are healthier as a result. 

Blog | How to Foster Literacy With Kids in the Garden

Sarah Pounders, Education Specialist, KidsGardening
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Need a little inspiration for working with young children in your garden? Tying gardens to treasured books is an excellent way to engage young children in gardening activities and help fuel their love of reading by connecting books to hands-on activities. 

Hydroponic School Gardens: How ScottsMiracle-Gro and No Kid Hungry Are Providing Fresh Food Options in Schools

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Clark Creek Elementary in Acworth, Georgia, is about to get an upgrade to its food pantry.
 
The school pantry feeds 92 kindergarten through 5th grade students each week, giving them a backpack full of food to keep them from going hungry over evenings and weekends when school meals aren’t available. Many of the kids take food home to feed younger siblings too. To date, the school pantry hasn’t been able to offer fresh fruit or vegetables; but that’s about to change.
 

ScottsMiracle-Gro and ProAmpac Win 2019 AmeriStar Award

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CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2019 AmeriStar Award has been presented to ScottsMiracle-Gro in partnership with packaging leader ProAmpac for their bio-plastic based design of the Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics™ growing media packaging, which made its commercial debut this spring.

ScottsMiracle-Gro’s Work to Repurpose 5 Billion Pounds of Green Waste Annually

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By Lindsay LaSala, corporate and foundation communications manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Over the years, we’ve been persistent in our efforts to find product solutions for gardeners that also benefit the environment. Green waste recycling is a perfect example of one solution we’ve found. 

BLOG | Tomorrow’s Water Stewards

Preparing the next generation to take on the task of protecting our water
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by Dr. Mark Slavens, vice president of environmental affairs, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Kids love water. They are drawn to it by some innate force––to splash and jump and play. Whether it was a rain puddle, or a park stream, or waves at the ocean, I watched each of my boys as they grew embrace the water with an enthusiasm and love that seemed deep within them.

NRPA and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Launch Nationwide Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz as Part of Gro More Good Initiative

New national effort offers local support to park and recreation agencies to promote pollinator awareness and education for children and families
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Ashburn, VA and Marysville, OH (June 13, 2019) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will launch Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, a program inspiring local parks to host a pollinator BioBlitz event during June in celebration of pollinator month to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis.

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