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7TH ANNUAL SEED KEEPER PROJECT BEGINS JANUARY 30


Date Posted: January 25, 2017

Seeds of the Month Club by Mike the Gardener 7TH ANNUAL SEED KEEPER PROJECT BEGINS JANUARY 30
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More than 300 school gardens have been honored


The 7th annual Seed Keeper Project will begin on Monday, January 30, 2017. The purpose of the Project is to recognize school gardens in all 50 states and bring attention to their use as a classroom. The Project is the vision of Seed Keeper Company executives Carol Niec and Kerrie Rosenthal of Palatine, IL. “We believe that school gardens are important on many levels. They serve as a wonderful tie to curriculum, encourage a love and respect of the outdoors and are essential in teaching children about good nutrition,” said Carol Niec.

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New sponsor, Corona Tools will join the Seed Keeper Project this year. Corona Tools support will include helping to grow the project and will supply garden snips for every winning school garden. “Corona Tools is excited to become a sponsor of the Seed Keeper Project. It is important for children to become acquatinted with the life skill of gardening,” remarked Chris Sabbarese, Corona Tools’ Digital Marketing & Communications Manager.

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The Project added partner Seeds of the Month Club in 2014. Winning schools receive Seeds of the Month Club for one year from its owner Mike Podlesny. In 2016, winning schools began receiving a copy of Garden-pedia: An A-Z Guide To Gardening Terms by Maria Zampini and Pam Bennett, a donation made possible by the authors. Maria Zampini, Garden-pedia author and principle at Upshoot LLC noted, “We are proud to partner with The Seed Keeper Company and bring awareness to the school garden movement.”

How the Seed Keeper Project works:

  • Beginning January 30, The Seed Keeper Company will post 10 States each week for 5 weeks in alphabetical order on our Facebook Page The Seed Keeper Company.

  • During the week social media followers are encouraged to nominate a K-12 school, any type of school, and post it on The Seed Keeper Company’s FB Page.

  • If there is no clear winner based on nominations, the Seed Keeper Company will draw a winner using random.org at the end of that week and announce them on our FB page.

  • Each winning school garden will receive a Seed Keeper Home Farmer seed storage system, a Certificate of Recognition, Seeds of the Month Club for one year, and a copy of Garden-pedia by Maria Zampini and Pam Bennett. The person(s) nominating the school garden will be mentioned in the letter accompanying the Certificate.


The Seed Keeper Company was established in 2009. The company designs, develops and manufactures products to make gardening easier. The company’s cornerstone products, Seed Keepers, work as a seed pack file with helpful information on A to Z dividers and a kit of tools to assist in seed starting. Their products are available nationwide and have been featured in print publications, digital publications and on television.


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Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.




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