To celebrate the UN’s International Volunteer Day (Tuesday, December 5, 2017), KidsGardening teamed up with ProFlowers for an exciting garden expansion at Sequoia Elementary School in San Diego, California. Giving back in their local community, close to 30 ProFlowers employees volunteered their time to spruce up a succulent garden, build compost bins, plant fruit trees, and construct four new raised beds to house pollinator-attracting plants. With great enthusiasm, the garden club students joined the adult volunteers to add soil to the new beds and dig in the colorful array of flowering plants. By the end of this beautiful morning, proud smiles and dirty hands could be found on participants of all ages. Just take a look at these amazing photos.
The work of ProFlowers to support youth garden programs is just beginning this holiday season. Recognizing the value of garden-based learning, ProFlowers will support youth garden programs across the country through their Gifts for Good™ Collection. For every arrangement sold from this special collection, ProFlowers will donate $5 to KidsGardening, up to a total donation of $50,000.* Including both fresh flower arrangements and a glowing Giving Tree, consider shopping for a cause this year by purchasing one of these special gifts for friends or family. Your holiday gift will last a lifetime as it is used to plant the seed of gardening in a young child.
*The Gifts for Good ™ Collection is available for purchase from 11/25/17 – 12/25/17, and is void in AR, CA & DC.
- Digging Into Soil
- Maintaining Youth Engagement in the Garden All Summer Long
- Strawberries in a Hanging Basket
- Plant a Seed and Watch it Grow – or Not
- Monarch Monitoring
- Say YES to High School Gardening Intensives
- Learning to Love the Earth
- Budding Botanist Grantee Visits
- Why Every School Should Plant a Pollinator Garden
- North Elementary School Garden Build