School Garden Project of Lane County

Friday, March 15, 2013

 

As part of Aunt Patty’s Social Initiatives commitment, we are inspired to donate 1% of annual retail sales to “Healthy Living” initiatives. Aunt Patty’s was founded on Pat Turanski’s (co-founder of GloryBee Foods) belief in feeding her family healthy meals using alternatives to refined sugar. With childhood obesity rates increasing almost exponentially, we feel strongly about teaching our children the value of growing healthy food and eating nourishing meals.

Therefore, we are extremely excited to announce our support of the School Garden Project of Lane County.The School Garden Project is a 501(c)3 organization that helps Lane County schools create, sustain, and use onsite gardens by providing resources, professional consultation, and educational programming. They are committed to a future in which school garden education helps children become healthy adults who eat their fruits and vegetables, know the basics of growing food, and contribute to a thriving community.

The School Garden Project of Lane County serves more than 30 K-12 schools in five local school districts. Their educational programs introduce students to the fundamentals of gardening while naturally conveying lessons in science, math and cultural history.

Since 2006, The School Garden Project of Lane County has supplied tens of thousands of healthy plant seedlings to local schools and education centers. Dedicated volunteers help schools maintain gardens through the summer, assist with their education programs, and coordinate nursery projects. 

Aunt Patty’s is proud to support such a unique and important program and we look forward to growing our relationship with The School Garden Project of Lane County.

Click here to learn more about the School Garden Project of Lane County