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Announcing the Winners of KidsGarden Month 2017!


Gardening changed his life.

We're thrilled to announce the winners of KidsGarden Month 2017! 

Last April, KidsGardening asked gardeners —young and old, beginners and old hands — to help us celebrate KidsGarden Month by posting videos to our Facebook page in which they shared how gardening changed their lives. We received lots of wonderful videos showing how important gardening is in the lives of so many. But two of the videos stood out and were selected as winners to receive prizes of gardening gear. We’d like to introduce you to the young gardener who was the grand prize winner of our video contest, Silas Nahan, and our runner-up Maya Espino.


13-year old Silas came to love gardening in spite of the challenges of an unpromising city backyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He had been introduced to growing things at his elementary school garden, but his interest really took off when his mom, Monica Velgos, happened to bring home a few packets of seeds. Read more about Silas Nahan.

Our runner up is Maya Espino! Maya began gardening at the age of four, and gardens with her grandmother, Melinda Myers, as well as her mom and brother. She thinks "other kids should garden because it's fun and can help them relax."

We here at KidsGardening are happy that we can help support both Silas and Maya's inspiring and ongoing journeys of learning in their gardens. Happy growing, everyone!

KidsGardening is a 501(c)3 and leader in the youth gardening movement. They are creating opportunities for kids to learn through the garden, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder by providing grants, curriculum, know-how, and inspiration. KidsGardening believes learning through gardening creates generations of kids connected to their food and community and engaged in nurturing a healthy planet. 

Each gift of $12 gives KidsGardening the opportunity to help another child connect with nature through the garden. Every generous donation makes a difference in the life of a child.