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Salute to Sponsors
Through broad-based support of NGA's Garden in Every School® programs, sponsors of NGA programs demonstrate their commitment to our vision to empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. Beginning with 50 Youth Garden Grants in 1982, NGA has delivered just over 10,000 grants and awards worth over $4 million, reaching an estimated two million young gardeners.
NGA's Garden in Every School® Initiative
NGA's Garden in Every School® youth programs speak to core issues. From environmental education topics and nutrition to interdisciplinary studies, the garden offers a range of social, environmental, and personal benefits to participants. School, youth, and community gardens improve educational test scores, may help reduce the incidence of childhood obesity, foster an appreciation of nature, strengthen communities, improve participants' health and wellness, and more. By supporting NGA's nonprofit work, Garden in Every School® sponsors link their brand to a cause that impacts an ever-growing segment of the population and help us fulfill a rising demand for our gardening services and programs. We salute these visionary sponsors!
Since 2012, Ames has provided tools and garden equipment to National Gardening Association youth grant programs. Ames is also a generous contributor of tools and garden equipment to our Today Show garden initiative. Since 1808, Ames continues to deliver a range of dependable lawn and garden tools to successfully get the job done, in any season. Power, strength, quality and durability are the hallmarks of Ames products with an unsurpassed reputation for tackling the toughest jobs. Ames Real Tools for Kids® are real in every way – metal heads, wood handles, they work just like the larger versions, but sized right for young gardeners! Learn more about Ames »
Annie's, Inc. (NYSE: BNNY) is a natural and organic food company that offers great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. Annie's products are made without artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives regularly used in many conventional packaged foods. Additionally, Annie's sources ingredients so as to avoid synthetic growth hormones and genetically modified food ingredients. Today, Annie's offers over 145 products and is present in over 35,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1989, Annie's is committed to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. Learn more about Annie's »
Bonnie Plants is a generous contributor to our Today Show garden initiative. Since 2011, Bonnie Plants has generously contributed plant starts to support youth gardens through National Gardening Association’s garden grant programs. Bonnie Plants is dedicated to bringing you the best herb and vegetable plants available and promoting green gardening. A national plant wholesaler based in Alabama, Bonnie Plants supplies retail stores all over the United States. They are dedicated to going greener and providing eco-friendly gardening products that are safe for the environment and easy to use. Learn more about Bonnie Plants »
ECORE is a generous contributor to our Today Show garden initiative. ECORE, a company where recycling meets original thinking, began its first green initiative with its inception in 1876. Named The Lancaster Cork Company, it was founded by G.W. Dodge and his son, Byron G. Dodge. Most of the brands (Everlast, ECOsilence, ECO98, and ECOsurfaces), falling under the ECF umbrella, are manufactured by ECORE. An additional ECF brand is Polyflor. Polyflor Ltd. is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers committed to innovation and development, making a comprehensive range of resilient vinyl flooring solutions. Both companies have created a powerful and mutually beneficial partnership where technology and customer satisfaction are the priority and focus. ECORE and Polyflor are committed to combining the best of what each company has to offer in order to introduce industry-changing, solution-driven flooring products throughout North America. Learn more about ECORE »
High Mowing Organic Seeds is a generous contributor to our 2014 Youth Garden Grant and featured seed provider to the Gardening With Kids Shop. High Mowing Organic Seeds has also provided material support for our Today Show garden initiative. High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed. High Mowing Organic Seeds offers over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. Learn more about High Mowing Organic Seeds »
Since 2010, Jamba Juice has provided funding to over 100 youth and school garden programs in the United States. From Sip to Support to “It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies,” Jamba’s garden initiatives have benefited over 25,000 youth and adults. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, California Flatbreads™, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Learn more about Jamba Juice »
For the past 18 years, the Mantis Tiller Awards have provided over 240 tillers to community gardens and school and youth programs. Learn more about the Mantis Tiller Award program. For more than 30 years Mantis has made gardening easier with its famous tiller/cultivators, dual-chamber composter, and many other gardener-friendly tools. Mantis products are available direct from the factory, through mail-order, and through more than 3,500 equipment dealerships nationwide. Learn more about Mantis »
For the past three years the Midwest Garden Grant has been available to programs in 12 states. This award is made possible by a grant from the Grandchildren of Helene and Mark Eisner. To date over $40,000 has been provided to school and youth garden programs in the Midwest. True Temper, Proven Winners, and Bonnie Plants have also made generous contributions to support winners over the past two years. Learn more about the Midwest Garden Grant »
Rain Bird Corporation is a generous contributor to our Today Show garden initiative. Founded in 1933, Rain Bird Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings, Rain Bird has offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Rain Bird has been awarded hundreds of patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird's philosophy called The Intelligent Use of Water is about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities around the world. Learn more about Rain Bird »
Rustic Natural Cedar is a generous contributor to our 2014 Youth Garden Grant. For over 35 years, Rustic Natural Cedar Furniture Company has been manufacturing quality products for the home and garden. Their broad variety of products includes bedroom sets, tables and seating groups, gliders, rockers, swings, arbors and other garden products. These fine furnishings are handcrafted with care in Quebec and British Columbia and shipped worldwide for your enjoyment. Learn more about Rustic Natural Cedar »
Each year the education staff at the National Gardening Association participates in the Scott's Miracle-Gro Gro1000 Showcase Grants. Together NGA, Scott's Miracle-Gro, the U.S Conference of Mayors, Franklin Park Conservatory, Garden Writers Association, and local partners build gardens in five communities across the United States as part of the Give Back to Gro initiative. The Scott's Miracle-Gro Company's vision is to help people of all ages express themselves on their own piece of the Earth. Scott's Miracle-Gro is committed to helping consumers around the world by providing them with innovative solutions to create beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens. Learn more »
Over the past five years, Subaru of America, Inc. has contributed well over $100,000 in funding to support both NGA’s Healthy Sprouts Garden Grant and New Jersey-based schools in an “Adopt a School Garden” effort. Learn more about the Healthy Sprouts program. Subaru of America, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ, strives to be a world-class leader in environmental performance. The company takes its responsibility to the global environment seriously and integrates sound environmental practices in all of its business decisions. Learn more about Subaru of America »
Sun Gro Horticulture is a generous contributor to our Today Show garden initiative. Founded in 1929 in Vancouver, BC, Sun Gro has grown to become North America's largest producer and distributor of peat moss and peat- and bark-based growing media, selling to the top 100 growers in the US and Canada. Sunshine®, Fafard®, Metro Mix® and Technigro® comprise Sun Gro’s professional product lines, and their complete line of consumer potting soils, garden amendments, peat moss and fertilizers are sold under many popular brand names to include Black Gold®, Fafard® and Sunshine®. Many Sun Gro products are OMRI Listed for organic gardening. Learn more about Sun Gro Horticulture »
Since 2012, True Temper® has provided tools and garden equipment to National Gardening Association youth grant programs. Since 1808, True Temper® continues to deliver a range of dependable lawn and garden tools to successfully get the job done, in any season. Power, strength, quality and durability are the hallmarks of True Temper® products with an unsurpassed reputation for tackling the toughest jobs. The True Temper® Real Tools for Kids® are real in every way – metal heads, wood handles, they work just like the larger versions, but sized right for young gardeners! Learn more about True Temper »
White + Burke is a generous contributor to our Today Show garden initiative. White + Burke specializes in complexity. White + Burke is a full-service real estate firm providing asset management, commercial brokerage, and development services. Since 1990, their expert team of strategists has led some of Vermont's most complicated projects to success, including the $335M Fletcher Allen Healthcare Renaissance Project, City Market's relocation to downtown Burlington, and Northfield Savings Bank's opening of 5 new branches in 4 years. Clients come to White + Burke for solutions—and peace of mind, knowing every aspect of their project is being skillfully managed from concept to completion. Learn more about White + Burke »
Since 2010, Yum! Brands Foundation has supported over 160 school and youth garden programs within the United States and internationally through the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant. Learn more about the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden.Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company with more than 37,000 restaurants in over 110 countries and territories and more than 1 million associates. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Yum! Brands signature global program World Hunger Relief has raised over $60 million and helped to provide 250 million meals for people around the world. Learn more about Yum! Brands »