Supporters / Causes

Photo courtesy of Ann Louisa Photography (Hood Magazine)

Kids Grow Green Sioux Falls would like to thank the following groups and businesses for helping make this project possible.

Landscape Garden Centers- For donating seeds dirt and growing trays for our tomato plants.
KSFY -promoting our event on the morning show March 25th
The Hood Magazine - Kids Grow Green Cover Story, April
Sioux Empire Farmers Market- Letting us sell our plants May 3rd
The Washington Pavilion- Letting us see Watermelon Magic Film, and Promotional booth at Ag Day.
Ground Works- Facebook exposure, Lawn and Garden Show invite, Fundraiser Video.
Minnehaha Master Gardeners- Ellen and Kathy for helping us plant, and for giving us growing tips.
Watermelon Magic- For letting Kids Grow Green view your film.
The Argus Leader - For promoting our sale in the newspaper.
Mary Jo Arboretum- For promoting our sale in your publication.
Great Plains Zoo - For inviting us to Party for the Planet on April 19th to promote our sale.
The Black Hills Raptor Center - For promoting our sale and trying to get a bird event to town.
Millennium Recycling- for connecting us with the Carton Council, and recycling milk cartons.
Carton Council- For providing us with a cool milk carton recycling collection kit so we can collect enough cartons to use to transplant our tomato plants into so we can sell them in a recycled container, and possibly implement carton recycling at our school if collection goes well.

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Kids Grow Green would like to introduce the three green causes we are raising money for.

The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site began as a dream. A local visionary for the environment, Mary Jo Wegner imagined a natural haven in Sioux Falls like others enjoy in major cities. With wetlands, gardens, and native plants, the Arboretum provides recreation and education. A living link to the past and a great stake in our future: the Arboretum will help future generations foster a relationship with the environment while sharing the story of how earlier cultures interacted with the natural world.
We are planning to give part of our money to their tree fund so we will be helping to plant a tree at the arboretum.
Ground Works is grassroots community development nonprofit with the mission to be the education and networking center to grow opportunities for healthy neighborhoods and communities through school teaching gardens and creative local food production.
During 2012 nearly 1500 elementary school students discovered school teaching gardens as safe places for wholistic learning that engages mind, body, emotions and spirit. With "A Growing Place" teaching garden at Lowell Elementary School, Sioux Falls is beginning its 6th growing season. Early on teaching garden launches took place at Lowell Elementary, Hayward Elementary, and the Children's Home Society in Sioux Falls and also many other gardens have been launched since then to include surrounding communities. The goal of Ground Works is to be the platform for empowering local leadership teams to release school teaching gardens to impact the lives of many more students in the years to come.
Black Hills Raptor Center
The Black Hills Raptor Center helps endangered and injured owls hawks and eagles. It is a non-profit that runs mainly on donations. What is cool is that they just got a huge amount of land donated to them and have started a capital campaign to raise money to have this land turned into use for injured birds. No other Raptor Center in the country currently has access to this much space for the rehabilitation of injured birds. They were super excited to hear about our project and are trying to arrange a raptor event in our town so that they can bring one of the birds to our sale in May. 

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