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“I’d like to state my appreciation to your cause. I do believe that the children of today need to be educated about the environment.” – Gabriel Vivas 

Welcome to the Green Thumb Challenge

Green THUMB.siteiconGEF is calling on schools and groups to join the largest youth gardening initiative! 

The Green Thumb Challenge aims to connect children with nature and the healthy benefits of gardening as part of a nationwide movement to get kids growing. Whether sowing seeds during one class period, planting bulbs in one afternoon, or planning an outdoor garden that comes back year after year, you and your students can be part of the movement! GEF's gardening resources provide participants with helpful materials and strategies for gardeners of all experience levels. It doesn't need to cost much money, or require many resources - it's really up to you! Every garden, no matter its size, will add beauty and life to what had been there before.

Take advantage of the free activities and standards-based lessons linking the classroom to the garden. Kids will be excited to get their hands in the soil, to learn while using all their senses, and make real connections to classroom curriculum.

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Over $10,000 worth of prizes have already been awarded to Green Thumb Challenge participants, courtesy of program sponsors.


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