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Hydroponic School Garden Feeds Sumter County Elementary Students

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Students at Sumter County Elementary School in Americus, Georgia are learning how plants grow and where food comes from, thanks to a new hydroponic school garden.
 
Watch Sumter County Elementary School document their garden journey.
 

Watch | Farm-To-Table Adventure Teaches Head Start Preschoolers About Growing Food

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Planting a garden and helping it grow ignites kids’ curiosity about fresh food and where it comes from. That’s why Miracle-Gro partnered up with the Camp retail store in Manhattan to take preschoolers from Police Action League Head Start on a one-of-a-kind learning adventure. 

The preschoolers and their families toured a local farmer’s market and spent the morning learning how to grow and cook their own healthy food.

Imlay City Team Turns Garden Dream into Reality

By Nick Prusakiewicz, plant manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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It all started with an idea. High-school principal Brian Eddy and environmental science teacher Jeff Gartell wanted to provide Imlay City Schools students in Michigan with authentic, hands-on experiences with biology. He wanted a place where they could nurture a love for the outdoors in students and teach them about plants. A place for students to get their hands dirty and “live” the science.

So the idea of a school garden was born. And that’s when our team stepped in to help.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, Hawthorne Gardening Company and National Farm to School Network Launch New Hydroponic School Garden Project

15 schools in California, New York City, and Washington, D.C. to participate in STEM curriculum-aligned hydroponic gardening
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ –– Because every student deserves the opportunity to experience the wonder of hands-on STEM education and hydroponic gardening, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, Hawthorne Gardening Company and National Farm to School Network launched a new pilot project to integrate indoor growing systems into underserved schools across the country. The project aims to spark a passion for gardening and increase hands-on science experiences for students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity.

Cultivating Student Scientists to Improve Water Quality of Indian River Lagoon

Edie Widder, Ph.D., CEO and Senior Scientist, Ocean Research & Conservation Association
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This blog is one in a series  focused on the impact of coastal restoration in mitigating the effects of pollutant runoff in vulnerable waterways, leading to harmful algal blooms. These environmental organizations, supported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation,  are on the front lines of our nation’s water quality issues. This series highlights their important work. 

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This blog is one in a series  focused on the impact of coastal restoration in mitigating the effects of pollutant runoff in vulnerable waterways, leading to harmful algal blooms. These environmental organizations, supported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation,  are on the front lines of our nation’s water quality issues. This series highlights their important work. 

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, Hawthorne Gardening Company and National Farm to School Network Launch New Hydroponic School Garden Project

15 schools in California, New York City, and Washington, D.C. to participate in STEM curriculum-aligned hydroponic gardening
Press Release

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, October 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ –– Because every student deserves the opportunity to experience the wonder of hands-on STEM education and hydroponic gardening, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, Hawthorne Gardening Company and National Farm to School Network launched a new pilot project to integrate indoor growing systems into underserved schools across the country. The project aims to spark a passion for gardening and increase hands-on science experiences for students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity.

Securing Clean Water for the Future

By Carol Kauffman Nowlin, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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For the past several decades, threats to America’s water bodies have been on the rise. From harmful algal blooms choking water intake pipes in Toledo, Ohio, to the erosion and degradation of shoreline in coastal areas, the safety of our water is at stake.

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. 

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