April is Kids Garden Month
Celebrate with the KidsGrow Contest!
"What does your garden grow?"
grows in your garden, whether it is tangible or intangible. Entries can be submitted by individuals, or by a class or group. Each week we’ll choose a favorite entry to receive a prize package, and at the end of the month we’ll award two grand prize winners – one to an individual and one to a group or class.
Teachers, caregivers, and parents:
KidsGardening.org asks kids (0-18) to submit photos, video, song, drawing, artwork, or words (essay, poem) about what grows in their garden. 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). Entries can be submitted by one of the following methods:
- Tagging us on social media (see our handles below) and using the hashtag #KidsGardenMonth
- Email the entry to [email protected]
- Send us snail mail:
132 Intervale Rd
Burlington VT 05401
Submitting an entry via social media, email, or mail gives KidsGardening.org permission to use 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 2019 contest is open from April 1 - April 30, 2019.
Congratulations to our Kids Garden Month grand prize winners, Andreas and EPiC Elementary School! Learn more about them below.
Each week, KidsGardening judges will randomly select one favorite entry from the week to receive a weekly prize. Weekly awardees will be announced via social media on Tuesdays. (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30). Weekly prizes will be comprised of fun gardening gear for kids, including Gardening with Emma: a Kid-to-Kid Guide by Emma Biggs, lots and lots of seeds from Botanical Interest, webbed gardening gloves from Garden Freak, an aeration container from Smart Pot, books from the Seed Savers series, garden tools from Twigz, and courtesy of our friends at Gardener's Supply Company: a CowPots seed starting kit, a paper pot press, a farm-to-table themed coloring mat, and a TubTrug! (Please note, we may substitute gloves, tools, or books for younger winners as appropriate.)
All group and individual entries will be eligible for the grand prizes. KidsGardening judges will choose two grand prize winners: one individual and one group or class. Grand prizes winners will receive all the fun gear as weekly winners, PLUS a $250 gift card from our friends at Gardener's Supply Company AND a Garden Tower from the Garden Tower Project! Grand prize winners will be announced 5/15/19. Winners are at the sole discretion of KidsGardening.
Congratulations to our 2019 Grand Prize Winners!
Grand Prize Winner: Individual
Congratulations to Andreas, age 7! He is a prolific artist and loves gardening. We loved his attention to detail when drawing the life cycles of his favorite flowers. We were particularly impressed with how he drew the root systems on the plants! Andreas' favorite flower is the sunflower.
Grand Prize Winner, Group or Class: EPiC Elementary
The third and fifth grade classes at EPiC Elementary created these fun and colorful computer and by-hand drawings showing all of the tangible and intangible things that grow in their garden.
Congratulations to our Weekly Winners!
Week 1: Jacob's Well Elementary
Week 2: Intermediate Unit#1 Campus at Waynesburg
Special needs students created word clouds of garden words!
Week 3: Michael Quaglia
Michael hopes to grow lemons one day, and painted this AMAZING picture!
YOU can give the gift of gardening and change a child's life.
This April, as a special bonus for Kids GardenMonth, two generous donors have offered to MATCH each donation to KidsGardening every day in April! If you have benefited from our original content, NOW is the time to donate because your gift will go twice as far!
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