At the start of the year I was asked to join the Project Orange Thumb program with Fiskars. This initiative is meant to contribute to community gardening and the healthy, sustainable living. The program awards cash and garden tools to help support community garden goals across North America. This year 30 awards were given out and I was lucky enough to help choose the winners. If you are interested to see the winners click here: Winners
One of the winners was from my hometown of Cape Cod, MA. The lucky recipients were the Falmouth Public schools. Lynn VanEtta spearheaded the request to help transform their school and creat a "Kinder-Garden Labyrinth of Learning". "The Project Orange Thumb funds were used for many parts of our garden project from plants, to wood, to soil, to hoses, to the labyrinth," says Lynn.
Here is a before picture of their space:
......and with some Fiskars tools and lots of help from the teachers.....
Look at what the space has turned into......a place where students and faculty can learn and get their hands dirty together!!!
"It was wonderful to have the funds and tools from Project Orange Thumb to use for our project. The funds enabled us to really get our project underway. Our garden areas produced nicely and we are excitedly planning for a dedication day in early October." Lynn VanEtta
That's why I love working with Fiskars. They give back to the communities and help ensure that the next generation will love to get their hands dirty and keep their communities looking beautiful.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing all the success stories from next years winners!!!