Friday, March 19, 2010

Bonnie plants 3rd grade cabbage program

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service were pleased to assist Bonnie plants with their 3rd grade cabbage program this year by delivering cabbage plants to all 17 elementary schools in Walker County. The WCSWC District would like to thank Bonnie Plants and Heath Davis the local station manager for Bonnie Plants for providing this experience to our youth. It was very rewarding to see the excitement of the students when they received their plant. Each year, Bonnie Plants distributes free cabbage plants to third graders across the country to foster an interest in gardening and the environment. Cabbages are delivered to students whose teachers have signed up to participate. Students in these third grade classrooms each get their very own cabbage to plant, take care of and harvest. The cabbages produce oversized heads, making the process even more exciting for kids. As part of the program, Bonnie gives a $1,000 award to one student in each state. Through the annual Cabbage Program, Bonnie hopes to share their love of gardening, as well as inspire kids to develop an interest in nature and the outdoors. Now entering in its 9th year, the program has been an exciting and rewarding venture. For more information regarding this program please visit Bonnie's website at