Bonnie Plants available for third-graders

BRATTLEBORO — Vegetable gardening teaches kids where food comes from, healthy eating and gets them outdoors, engaging with nature.

A great way to get kids started in the garden is the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. It's free to any third-grade classroom in the country and third-grade teachers can register now at for the 2018 program.

Bonnie Plants trucks two-inch cabbage plants to every third-grade classroom in the country, in the spring, whose teachers have registered, online, for the program.

Teachers distribute the two-inch cabbage plants Bonnie delivers, with instructions, provided by Bonnie, to students to carry home and grow. At the end of the growing season, teachers select a class winner, based on size, appearance and maturity and that submission is entered in a state-wide scholarship drawing. The 48 state winners are randomly selected by each state's director of agriculture, and Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship for education to one student in each state.

As one of the first companies to sponsor a national vegetable gardening initiative for kids, Bonnie Plants has delivered more than 14 million cabbage plants, nationwide, in the past 15 years, fostering a growing interest in gardening, healthy eating, and the environment.

For more information on the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program, visit


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