Category Archives: gardening

Announcing the Winner of the 2013 Green Thumb Challenge Grant!

Congratulations to the winner of the grant –Tappan Middle School (Ann Arbor, MI), the 4 finalists, and everyone who applied for the grant this year. We received over 150 amazing applications from across the country which demonstrates just how impactful … Continue reading

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August Is Tree Check Month

Written by GEF guest blogger Rhonda Santos, Public Information Officer, USDA APHIS Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Teach children that super heroes aren’t just in comic books. Whether it’s a game of hide and seek, or a get away on … Continue reading

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Announcing the Return of the Green Thumb Challenge Grant!

Calling all schools and youth groups nationwide! It’s that time of year again – GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company are offering a $1,000 dollar grant to an existing gardening program through the Green Thumb Challenge. This award is designed to … Continue reading

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And the 2012 Green Thumb Challenge Grant Winner is….

Congratulations to Green Chimneys, the 5 finalists, and everyone who applied for the grant this year. We received over 200 amazing applications from across the country that demonstrate just how impactful gardening can be on the lives of students and … Continue reading

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Pin Us! GEF is now on Pinterest!

Have you joined the biggest craze in social media since Facebook? Over the past year, Pinterest has grown from virtual obscurity to a top 100 site, with 11.7 million unique monthly US visitors. Furthermore, 9 percent of the pinboards are … Continue reading

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Get Involved in the Green Apple Day of Service!

The Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 29, 2012 is an opportunity for you to highlight the important work your organization does to create healthy and sustainable learning places. Service projects are already planned and registered at schools across the country and … Continue reading

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