School Gardens Sought for a Golden Shovel

school gardenThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness will award golden shovel awards to school garden projects. In its third year, the Golden Shovel Awards will recognize gardens developed or sustained throughout the school year.

Categories include:

Judging criteria varies for each category, but all entries are judged on school involvement, curriculum integration and the sustainability plan for the garden. Other criteria include creativity, crop diversity, appearance, learning space and unique garden features.

Applications opened on March 1, 2017 and will remain open until May 1, 2017. For more information, contact Kristi Hatakka.