The Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program

One of my greatest joys is getting kids excited about gardening. Their unfettered enthusiasm is infectious and it's fun to share their sense of wonder and amazement in seeing plants grow. I also happen to think gardeners are great people and the world needs more of them!  A fun way to nurture a child's gardening talents is the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.  It's a cabbage growing contest for 3rd-grade students.  A child from each state is selected to win a $1000 scholarship. I just love the idea of kids all over the country growing gigantic heads of cabbage.  I like to think of it as the cabbage version of Hands Across America.

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3RD GRADE CABBAGE PROGRAM

by SUE LANGELLIER on April 16, 2009 02:28
MY 9 YEAR OLD SON DANIEL II BROUGHT HOME A CABBAGE PLANT LAST WEEK WITH A SHEET OF PAPER. THERE WAS NO INFO ON WHAT TO DO, ALSO THE SCHOOLS IN THIS STATE ARE FAILING! MY SON IS EAGER TO LEARN ABOUT GROWING PLANTS, HE IS VERY INQUISATIVE!! I AM INTERESTED IN THE VEGGIE PROGRAM ALSO!! IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO AS MOM AND SON WITHOUT THE SCHOOL?? WE ENJOY SCIENCE AND SCHOOL PROJECTS!! THANK YOU!

2007/2008 school year.

by K im Keeling on April 12, 2009 03:53
My daughter was a third grade student last year and tried to turn her cabbage info into the school at the being of this year, non of the teachers seemed to know just what to do with it and we were very dissapointed to find out that all of her hard work was just set on a desk and not even turned in. Gracie had a 15 lbs. cabbage and was so very proud of her work. I wish that maybe this could be available to more grades. She would really love another chance to compete.

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