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Help Nowlin Middle School win a community garden program

There is one thing that Nowlin Middle School has that none of the other middle schools in the district have: a green house and a court yard.  Alisha Thomas, Functional Skills Instructor for Nowlin, has decided to put those two things to use with the help of Burpee Home Gardens.

Burpee has launched a hands-on school/community gardens program this year.  They have partnered with the National Gardening Association, and have developed the Burpee Home Gardens 'I Can Grow' Guide. Perfect for teachers, youth group leaders and volunteers, the 55-page guide provides everything for starting, maintaining and sustaining an edible garden for youth.

Thomas has entered Nowlin into the "Facebook vote-in" program where it is competing against other schools in the community vying for the chance to be the destination school. If Nowlin accrues the most votes on Facebook it will become the destination for the Burpee Food Truck and will receive a donation of approximately 50 veggie plants and several seed packets to start their own school garden!  Furthermore, Burpee will offer advice and tips on how to make it a success.

Providing an opportunity such as this to the students of Nowlin Middle School will teach students and the community a sense of responsibility and the power of team work.  It will also give many students a first-time glimpse into where food comes from and the steps needed to share it with their friends around the lunch table.

Want to know how the community can help Nowlin take advantage of this incredible opportunity?  VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!  Simply go to the website below and vote as many times as your heart desires to make this a reality for the students of Nowlin Middle School. The competition ends February 15, 2013.

Click here to vote!