Youth Garden Award Applications

Burpee Home Gardens is accepting applications for the 2012 “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award through Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

Kids and gardens make for a great educational experience.

The 2012 “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award will be presented to established or start-up school and community gardens that demonstrate well-developed and staffed plans for a youth-centered educational program, with an emphasis on nutrition and food production, environmental awareness, social responsibility and scholastic integration.

Two grand-prize winners will be awarded up to 500 vegetable and herb plants, including:

•The Burpee BOOST high-nutrition collection

•$2,500 in garden supplies

•On-site assistance for garden layout and installation from the experts at Burpee Home Gardens

•5 gallons of Daniels Plant Food and one hose-end sprayer

•A Flip Video camera to document the garden’s progress throughout the year

Three runner-up winners will receive 500 vegetable and herb plants, including the Burpee BOOST collection, 5 gallons of Daniels Plant Food, one hose-end sprayer and a Flip Video camera.

To apply, go to http://bit.ly/tt842D.

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