Mantis Award for Community and
School Gardens Seeks Applicants
South Burlington, Vermont� Mantis and the
National Gardening Association (NGA) are once again offering awards to
charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their
Any organization that has or wishes
to create a community or youth garden is eligible to apply. In Spring 2010, 25
of these programs will receive a Mantis Tiller/Cultivator with a border/edger
�Mantis is happy to continue its
support of gardeners who are striving to improve their communities,� says
Mantis Award Program Coordinator Linda Beattie. �We know that gardening is a
powerful tool for change, but it�s always amazing to hear about the great
impact that dedicated volunteers and innovative nonprofit agencies can make by
bringing people together with the soil.�
NGA president Mike Metallo concurs.
�The garden is an ideal context for building community, improving environmental
quality, fighting hunger, and enacting social change in people of all ages.
Mantis has been working with the NGA since 1995 and because of their generous
support and their commitment to the communities they serve, 221 community
and/or school gardens have benefited.�
To apply for the 2010 Mantis Awards,
please visit http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants
. The application deadline is March 1, 2010. Winners will receive their
Mantis Tiller/Cultivators by April 30, 2010.
About the sponsors
For over 25 years, Mantis has made
gardening easier with their famous tiller/cultivators, dual-chamber composter,
and many other gardener-friendly products. Mantis products are available direct
from the factory, through mail order, and available in more than 3,500 equipment
dealerships nationwide. For more information about Mantis and its entire line
of gardening products, please visit www.mantis.com
Founded in 1973, the National
Gardening Association is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education,
respected for its award-winning Web sites and newsletters, grants and curricula
for youth gardens, and research for the lawn and garden industry. We use
gardening as a vehicle to enable social, environmental and education advancements.
NGA�s mission is to advance the personal, community, and educational benefits
of gardening by supporting gardeners and teachers with information and
resources. To learn more, please visit www.garden.org
�or www.kidsgardening.org .