April is Kids Garden Month
Garden Together At Home
Each April, KidsGardening celebrates the joy and wonder of gardening with children with Kids Garden Month. This year, our ways of connecting with one another have rapidly changed. Families and educators, we want to see the ways you are using gardening activities to engage kids while you're at home. Let’s create a virtual space where we can exchange ideas, cheer each other on, provide advice, and generally share our love of gardening with the children in our lives. We’re in this together. Let’s #GardenTogetherAtHome!
Families: Share a photo, drawing, video, poem, or other creative medium (really, the sky's the limit!) using #GardenTogetherAtHome on social media or our online submission form describing how your family is gardening together or doing garden-related activities while you remain in your home. You don’t need a garden or a yard to participate.
Educators: Are you able to incorporate any garden-related activities or lessons in your remote learning plans? If you have creative ideas on how to get kids engaged with growing and gardening, please share on the hashtag #GardenTogetherAtHome or on our online submission form.
KidsGardening asks families and educators to share the garden activities, lessons, and practices they are doing or sharing while at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Entries describing or showing garden ideas appropriate for kids age 0-18 are eligible to win prizes. Submit photos, video, song, drawing, artwork, or words (essay, poem) about how you’re gardening together. Creativity is encouraged. If you work with kids who aren't verbal or who don't write, an adult can caption their entry (or not). Submit your entry on social media using the hashtag #GardenTogetherAtHome or via our online entry form. Note: we can only see hashtag entries from public social media accounts. Please use the entry form if your social media is set to private.
Submitting an entry gives KidsGardening.org permission to use or share the entry in the future. We welcome entries from around the world, but only U.S. entries will be considered for prizes.
The Kids Garden Month 2020 community celebration is open from April 1 - April 30, 2020.
Questions? Please feel free to reach out.
Entries describing or showing garden ideas appropriate for kids age 0-18 are eligible to win prizes. U.S. winners only. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries at the time of the drawing. Prize drawings will be held on April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 5. While multiple entries per family or educator are allowed and encouraged, once you have won a prize you will not be eligible for future prizes.
Six refurbished AcuRite Atlas weather stations
Improve your gardening skills by tracking the weather data in real-time with the AcuRite Atlas™ weather station in your backyard! Monitor high and low temperatures, rainfall totals, strong winds, nearby lightning strikes, UV index and light intensity – all the weather elements that determine your garden’s health! Includes AcuRite Access™ for remote monitoring through My AcuRite.
Six seed-starting sets from CowPots
All you need to start seeds at home, including biodegradable pots, coir, and a selection of seeds. Plus, what kid wouldn't love to plant in pots that are made from cow poop?
Nine sets of seed packets from Botanical Interests
A selection including herbs, greens, vegetables, and flowers - add to your own garden, and enough to share (safely) with friends and neighbors who want to get in the growing action. (We'll also toss in a sample packet of fertilizer from JavaCycle!)
Five handtool sets from Corona Tools
A trowel, transplanter, and a scoop that are perfect for gardeners of any age! These lightweight, yet solid and high quality tools will be a staple in your garden for years to come.
A note of prize shipment - some prizes will ship direct from the company and others will ship from KidsGardening. Please be prepared for a delay in shipment so that we may all follow the rules and regulations in our respective communities regarding essential businesses and activity. Thank you for your understanding!
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