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See the information below concerning community gardening grants. Let me know
if you have questions.

Ben





Changing Young Lives & A Community's Future through  Care and Agriculture

Do you have or know of an FFA chapter using or wanting to use a community
garden or a tutoring program to both increase agricultural awareness and
change the lives of elementary school students? Funding from Campbell Soup
Company has made possible community garden and tutoring grant opportunities
through the National FFA Organization's Partners in Active Learning Support
(PALS) program. Each grant can be up to $2,000! The deadline for applying is
August 2, 2010. Contact the PALS office at 317-802-4413 or
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] for more information.



For those FFA programs with an existing community garden project, the Green
Education Foundation is currently requesting video footage for the creation
of a video addressing childhood obesity and childhood hunger in America.
This video is likely to be housed on the homepage of a major government
website, and will be shared at national and international conferences for
seasons to come. Specifically, they want footage that may be integrated
-videos/video clips/high-quality photographs of kids gardening and cooking
from the garden, talking about the impact of gardening on their lives, etc.
All contributors will be credited in the video. Before sending, please
ensure that proper permission has been attained for the use of images of
children, include a brief description with each photo, as well as the
school/youth group name, city and state. Submissions can be sent to Jessica
Drench at  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask], or send to the address listed below:



Green Education Foundation

153 Washington St.

East Walpole, MA

02032



The PALS program staff encourages all FFA programs to consider planting a
community garden of any size as a part of Earth Day (April 22).
Standards-based lessons, activities and gardening instructions are all
provided on  <http://www.greenthumbchallenge.org>
www.greenthumbchallenge.org. (Remember to log your chapter's community
service hours into FFA's Million Hour Challenge! www.ffa.org/mhc)




<http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=a
rticle&id=735>



Gratefully,



DLS, 317-802-4413



Mr. Damon L. Spight

Education Specialist

National FFA Organization

Education Division - Grants Management Team

6060 FFA Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46268

317-802-4413 (Office)

317-802-5413 (Fax)

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