August 11, 2011

Whole Foods Community Supported School Gardens


Whole Foods Logo image by Short and Hatall images by Short and Hat

I’ve mentioned before (about a million times) that Whole Foods was the food sponsor for Social Soiree. I love Whole Foods and what it stands for – quality, value, local. When I did the Whole Foods Value Tour at my local store I learned how each store really focuses on the local market and how the store can help the local community bring the best quality foods to the table.

Throughout the month I share with you information about sales and promotions to help you bring whole and organic foods to your table. This time though, I want to share with you how you can go to your community and encourage kids to learn how food gets from the ground to the table. The recently launched Whole Kids Foundation has partnered with FoodCorps to roll out the new Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program — supporting the growth of school gardening.

One of the very few national grocery chains that gives back in this way is Whole Foods. It shouldn’t just be grown ups at a party enjoying garden fresh tomatoes and basil. Kids and gardening make a winning combination, which is why Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps are teaming up to help make fresh, whole food readily available in schools through the School Garden Grant Program.

Beginning August 17th, Whole Foods will offer a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant program in partnership with FoodCorps that supports the implementation or expansion of school gardening programs. Gardening in schools helps kids learn math, science, conservation and community awareness. Topics that can be learned from books but with hands-on programs will make a greater impact. If you know of an organization that would benefit from this program, be sure to go to the Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant program on August 17th for all the details.

And as for the luscious food pictures you’re drooling over? The wonderful folks at Whole Foods LaJolla made sure we had a sampling of fruits, vegetables, salad, and much more. If you live near a Whole Foods and ever need catering, you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re by the Whole Foods LaJolla, next time you’re in ask for Chassie and tell her I said hello!

One last picture before we go…..

Disclosure: Whole Foods and Whole Foods LaJolla sponsored Social Soiree. I received no compensation. As a hostess of the event I did agree to tell you about Whole Foods, but I already do that so it’s not any different. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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