Good News! from the National Gardening Association

30 Apr – Grant Program Notification 4/30/12 5:46 PM

April 23rd, 2012 Dear Gardening Friend & Educator,

Congratulations! Your organization was selected as one of 20 award winners from a pool of more than 800 inspiring applicants for the 2012 Jamba Juice®“It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies”$500 Grant Award administered by the National Gardening Association and funded by Jamba Juice!Your program was selected because your application illustrated a combination of clearly stated goals, organized planning for your garden, well-developed plans for incorporating health and nutrition into the curriculum, and purposeful use of your garden harvest. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support your garden education program.As an award winner, you are receiving $350 in garden supplies and a check for $150 towards the purchase of soil amendments and plantings. All checks have been drafted to the applying organization or school program.National Gardening Association appreciates the support Jamba® provides for youth garden programming. We would encourage you students to share their gratitude. We would be happy to pass along thank-you notes to the address listed below and will make sure to get them to Jamba Juice, our sponsor for these grants.2012 Jamba Juice “It’s All About the Fruit & Veggies” Grant
1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

In addition to your award, Jamba offers additional ways to earn valuable funding for your program through fundraising and their Sip to Support a Garden™ swipe card fundraising program. Visit the Jamba Juice website or contact your local Jamba Juice store and ask to speak to a General Manager.

As a winner of this year’s grant program we need to hear from you! Please and a letter of acceptance. Please note that by accepting this award we will require a follow-up report from you. All winners are asked to complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete a pre-gardening survey, instructions will be emailed to the primary contact for this program
  2. A post-gardening survey emailed to all primary contacts at the end of the summer
  3. 5-10 digital photos with parental release forms (forms are available at
  4. A one-page summary documenting the garden’s progress

If you have any questions please feel free to write care of my attention at the address or email noted below.

We look forward to hearing from you and hearing more about your program.

Happy Gardening,
Amanda Wiggins
Grants Coordinator


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8 Responses to “Good News! from the National Gardening Association”

  1. sansley April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM #

    I checked out the Sip to Support a Garden program, and it’s about supporting school PTAs, or seems to be. That said, this is just so exciting . . . thinking about all the groups that have supported us in some way: Citizens Committee of New York City, Build it Green-NYC, the gardeners who donated the soil, Greenwood Cemetery with the free leaf mulch and wood chip mulch, and now Jamba Juice. And that doesn’t count those that supported by way of raffle prizes in some of our early fundraising: Tazza, Concord Market, Celeste Diner, Swing Salon . . . . thinking about ways to recognize our supporters . . .

    • alternahealthgrrrl April 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM #

      There’s also a Sip to Support a garden program–I’ll get the scoop.
      We could start by getting logos and putting them on an “Our Supporters” section of the site…But what we can realistically do depends on our manpower. Do you think we’ll get to man a table at the CV annual meeting next month? If so, we could have some literature/ handouts listing our supporters

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