Whitsons Culinary Group Distributes Indoor Vertical Gardens to Schools

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Whitsons’ indoor vertical school gardens will enhance the food education experience for students and educators.

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Elmers Organic Vertical Garden by Whitsons Culinary Group

"I am excited and looking forward to launching our vertical school garden program. Connecting children to the food they eat through school gardens is an important experience that all should have access to."

Whitsons Culinary Group, a leading foodservice management company that serves school districts throughout the northeast, is pleased to announce its launch and distribution of organic school garden units as part of their school garden program, Elmers Organic Garden, to all school districts Whitsons services.

On October 24th, 2016, the new organic indoor garden units will be distributed as a promotion for school gardens and for use as an educational resource for students to learn how produce is grown. Vegetables grown from the units can also be incorporated into school meals. The units are portable and can be kept indoors and placed either standing or mounted.

“I am excited and looking forward to launching our vertical school garden program. Connecting children to the food they eat through school gardens is an important experience that all should have access to,” said Bill Whitcomb Jr., Director of Whitsons’ School Garden program. “When you can share and teach the story of food to children, it has a lasting effect and shows them just how precious and fragile that resource really is.”

Through Whitsons’ Elmers Organic Garden program, Whitsons has continuously supported and donated resources for indoor and outdoor garden projects throughout the Northeast region and will continue their focus on further developing and growing their school garden program. For additional information about Whitsons’ School garden program, contact gardens(at)whitsons(dot)com.

About Whitsons Culinary Group
Founded in 1979 Whitsons Culinary Group® provides dining services to consumers and public and private organizations throughout the United States. Our services include school nutrition, residential and healthcare dining, prepared meals, corporate dining, and emergency dining. Whitsons is currently the 19th largest dining service provider in the U.S. (Food Management, March 2015) and leads the industry with its customized services, innovative programs, focus on nutrition and commitment to quality, local sourcing and community support. For more information, please contact Jessica Z. Diaz, Public Relations and Marketing Manager diazj(at)whitsons(dot)com, tel: 631-750-1428, or visit the company’s website at http://www.whitsons.com.

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