Syngenta Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Year of Vegetable Seed Grant

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Accepting applications from eligible school and community garden programs now through Sept. 15, 2013. Three grant recipients will be awarded garden package including seed, supplies and a monetary stipend.

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The Grow More Vegetables Grant Program gives us an excellent opportunity to share vegetable production knowledge and resources with the broader community and encourage the adoption of healthy eating habits.- Mary DeMers, Syngenta

Syngenta is pleased to announce the establishment of its Grow More Vegetables Seed Grant Program, which will provide annual assistance to schools and community organizations interested in establishing or enhancing garden programs that create opportunities to educate local communities on the benefits of fresh vegetable production and consumption. Applications for the 2013 grants are being accepted now through September 15, 2013, at midnight.

In the program’s inaugural year, three recipients, one from each category, will be awarded a garden package. The three categories are elementary and middle school programs; high school programs and FFA chapters; and community groups and organizations.

“The Grow More Vegetables Grant Program gives us an excellent opportunity to share vegetable production knowledge and resources with the broader community and encourage the adoption of healthy eating habits through the consumption of fresh vegetables,” said Mary Streett DeMers, Syngenta vegetables communications lead. “We look forward to awarding our first recipients this fall and assisting them in the establishment of sustainable garden programs that provide hands-on agricultural experience and educational opportunities to local communities.”

To apply or learn more about the Syngenta Grow More Vegetables Seed Grant Program, visit http://www.vegetables.syngenta-us.com. Follow Syngenta on Twitter (@SyngentaUS) and Facebook (Facebook.com/FarmAssist).

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