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Hollywood stars support school gardens at garden luncheon

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Actresses Ali Larter, Amy Smart and Emmanuelle Chriqui attend the Environmental Media Association and Yes to Carrots Garden Luncheon at The Learning Garden at Venice High School on May 26, 2010 in Venice, California.

Environmental Media Association and Yes To Carrots teamed up for “The Garden Challenge”

By Sharonloves2garden
Garden Life Blog
May 27, 2010

My husband Bruce and I visited a very special school garden at Venice High School in western Los Angeles, California. We were invited as the guests of Kathy Kellogg. Her family’s company, Kellogg Garden Products, has had a long-standing commitment to introduce and encourage youngsters to garden. This past year, the Environmental Media Association (begun by concerned Hollywood celebrities), Yes to Carrots company and Kellogg Garden Products began an ongoing partnership to support organic gardens and greenery in urban schools.

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The Rise of Company Gardens

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Learning about gardening at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Massachusetts.

PepsiCo has Organic Garden

By Kim Severson
New York Times
May 11, 2010

Excerpts:

Here at the world headquarters of PepsiCo, the masterminds behind $60 billion worth of Mountain Dew, Cheetos and Rice-A-Roni roam polished hallways.

But a five-minute walk away is the organic corporate vegetable garden, where spreadsheets and performance reviews give way to basil starts and black peppermint plants. Employees can sneak out for a quick lunchtime weeding session and cart home the harvest.

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Save Virginia Ave Park Community Garden in Washington, DC

Save Virginia Avenue Park from Roadside Organics on Vimeo.

Marine Barracks planned for site

The Marines have set forth a proposal to take the Virginia Avenue Park as a site for new barracks in lieu of other undeveloped area properties around Capitol Hill in SE Washington, DC.

Many who frequent Virginia Avenue Park in Washington, DC, including voting citizens and tax-paying property owners, have organized to save the Park. As invested constituents, members of Virginia Avenue Community Garden (VACG) and its neighbors strongly prefer the Park not be destroyed and the Community Garden within it not be relocated.

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Kihei Elementary School Garden in Maui, Hawaii

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Kihei Elementary School

By usury
Via Huffington Post
July 21, 2010

More than 540 Kihei Elementary School students from 27 classrooms at all grade levels gather to plant, maintain and harvest fruits and vegetables in their newly expanded 10,000 square foot edible schoolyard. The gardens, designed and installed by South Maui Sustainability volunteers, serve as an outdoor classroom where teachers integrate their required curriculum with garden activities. “[The students] seem to remember concepts taught, covered in the garden better than those covered from a textbook,” says one teacher about the program. “It has supported our science standards and has given the children hands-on learning experiences that are SO extremely valuable!”

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