2017 Carton 2 Garden Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Carton 2 Garden Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Carton 2 Garden Contest Winners! The entries were inspirational and we want to thank every program that participated.

To enter the contest, students and educators designed projects re-purposing milk and juice cartons from their school cafeterias to build and enhance their school garden while engaging students in hands-on experiences and creating teachable moments focusing on environmental stewardship, sustainable packaging, and healthy living.  For the 2017 contest, awards included:

1 Grand Prize award package valued at $5,000

3 Specialty Prizes for STEM, Sustainability and Health and Nutrition Education. Specialty Prize award package valued at $2,500 each.

5 Elementary Prizes and 5 Middle/High School Prizes. Middle/High School award package valued at $1,000 each.

The 2017 winning programs included:

Grand Prize

Saving the Monarchs, Lemon Avenue Elementary, La Mesa, CA

STEM Winner

Bethelponics, Bethel Elementary, Midland, NC

Sustainability Winner

Save the Pollinators, Coebourn Elementary School, Brookhaven, PA

Health and Nutrition Winner

Love Grows with Peace, PS 135Q The Bellaire School, Queens Village, NY

Elementary School Winners

STEAM Garden Machine, Bel-Aire Elementary Schools, Miami, FL

Carton2Garden STEM Investigation, Guion Creek Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN

The Estabrook Garden Nook, Estabrook Learning Community, Ypsilanti, MI

Fresh Air Garden, Jefferson Elementary School, New Ulm, MN

Seeds That Feed, Fern Hill Elementary, West Chester, PA

Middle/High School Winners

EarthSavers High-Speed Compost, Thomas Starr King Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

Medea Creek Garden Club, Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, CA

Winter Window Garden, Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner, ME

KAHS Environmental Club, Kiski Area High Scool, Leechburg, PA

SMH S.T.E.A.M., Spring Mills High School, Martinsburg, WV

Raffle Winners

This year in addition to the awards above, 10 entries were chosen to win a $50 gift card to Gardener's Supply Company. Raffle winners included:

Pershing Middle School, San Diego, CA

Toler Elementary, San Diego, CA

Pepin Academies, Tampa, FL

Riverside Primary Elementary, Mableton, GA

Ontonagon Area School District, Bergland, MI

Trinity Hall, Tinton Falls, NJ

PS126/MAT, New York, NY

Northwestern Elementary, Albion, PA

Oakmont Elementary, Fort Worth, TX

Schurz Elementary School, Watertown, WI

For more information about this year’s winners, please visit the Carton 2 Garden Website at: carton2garden.com/inspiration/contest-winners/

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