Congratulations to Southgate Elementary and their adopted plant, Photo-Synthia! GEF and Bonnie Plants would like to congratulate the 6th grade class at Southgate Elementary in Loudonville, New York for coming up with the most creative name for their classroom’s adopted plant! Along with being spotlighted on the GEF website and in National press, the creative minds behind Photo-Synthia will receive reusable I Drink Green water bottles for those hot days out in the garden!
GEF and Bonnie Plants, a supplier of premium vegetables, herbs, and flowers to retail outlets nationwide, teamed up to make this contest possible. Through the Adopt-a-Plant campaign, part of the Green Thumb Challenge program, GEF and Bonnie Plants strive to educate individuals on the importance of connecting with nature, even while indoors, while teaching the benefits indoor plants can have on air quality.
With many fantastic submissions this year, GEF would like to extend our congratulations to two additional contest participants. The 2012 runner-up plant names are Fergie the Fresh Air Fern, from Mrs. Dennis’ first grade class at Southgate Elementary, and Radicchio, Pilea, Philodendron, Fittonia, and Hypoestes, from the Digital Imaging Club at Sunrise Park Elementary School in Florida. Read more about the participants and see all the photos in the Green Thumb Challenge section of the website. Congratulations to all winners and contest participants!Post by Sarah Kilburne, GEF Program Assistant