Today’s post steps outside the usual musings of Fifteen Spatulas to highlight my favorite food related nonprofit charity, the Adopt a School Garden Program of the National Gardening Association. Swanson Vitamins is hosting a Non-Profit Challenge where bloggers write about their favorite charity, and Swanson Vitamins will donate $1000 to two of those charities this holiday season.
The NGA helps schools plan out, build, and maintain gardens at schools across the country, and also provide curriculum related to gardening. If any of you have seen Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, you may recall the following clip:
Isn’t it amazing that none of the kids could name a single one of those fruits or vegetables, but everyone knew the chicken nuggets, pizza, burger, and french fries (yet didn’t know that french fries come from potatoes?!) ?!?!?!!?
I’m a big believer in educating kids about fresh food and produce, so kids can gain an interest in and appreciation for fresh fruits and vegetables. I commend the NGA for the work they do and am thankful to those who are able to donate to the cause.
See you tomorrow for a recipe!