CYC Sunshine Kids Garden Receives Grant

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The National Gardening Association (NGA) announced that CYC Sunshine Kids Garden, Chicago Youth Centers in Chicago has received a $1,000 grant to build a new community garden to promote gardening, health, nutrition and environmental stewardship.

Twenty school and youth-based programs from across the United States were selected to receive $1,000 gardening packages through NGA’s 2104 Youth Garden Grant program, which will be used to help develop and plant food gardens.

Each of the 20 recipient garden programs will receive $1,000 in tools and materials for their gardens including a $500 gift certificate to NGA’s Gardening With Kids on-line catalog, a tool package from Ames True Temper, plant starts from Bonnie Plants, two Growums Garden Kits, a raised bed from Rustic Cedar, and a generous seed donation from High Mowing Seeds.

Eligible programs receiving the grant must plan their garden for 2014 and include at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship in the United States.

To view the complete list of winners, learn more about the 2014 Youth Garden Grant winners, and place an order for gardening supplies and resources visit

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