help ceres community garden project earn $20,000 grant
At Nutiva, we are passionate supporters of community and school gardens. We contribute to the Ceres Community Garden through the Nutiva Nourish Foundation. Now, with your help, the Ceres Community Garden Project can earn a $20,000 grant. VOTE NOW.
Seeds of Change is awarding $190,000 in grants—and your favorite community or school garden could be one of the recipients. Voting ends on April 21, 2014; you may vote once per calendar day. Vote every day to support the Ceres Community Garden Project.
At the Ceres Community Garden 200 youth from 45 schools and foster youth programs learn all aspects of caring for the soil, planting, tending, harvesting and composting. The 3,000 pounds of organic food and 1,500 bouquets of flowers that they raise are used by the teens to prepare 67,000 free, delicious and nourishing whole foods meals for low-income community members dealing with a serious illness like cancer.
This soil to table to community project educates teens, clients and the whole community about the vital importance of a local, organic and whole foods diet. Teens in the program increase vegetable consumption by 20%, reduce fast food consumption by 65% and are 50% more likely to encourage their friends and family to make healthier choices. The garden connects teens to better health but most importantly to their power to make a life-changing and sometimes even life-saving difference for others.
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