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How Do You Grow a Community? Plant a School Garden Posted: July 14 By Marlon Manuel Community gardens are kid cool, even during the swelter of summer. Summer tending of more […]

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CPF was a proud funder and supporter of this years Mayor’s Fund for London City Pitch program. On July 13th, our Executive Director, Leesa Carter-Jones, joined an expert panel of judges […]

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Grantee: New Foundations Charter School (NFCS) – Philadelphia, PA Project Title: NFCS School Composting Project Grant Description: Students have learned first hand what composting is, how they can do it, and the impact […]

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Shanté Chaney Project Learning Garden schools: Garden Hills Elementary, APS Humphries Elementary, APS Feldwood Elementary/Pre K, Fulton What is your motivation to work with school gardens? I think that knowing […]

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Captain Planet Foundation FoodCorps service member, Sumer Ladd explains her new initiative at a Project Learning Garden school: I’m hosting a “free farmers market” at Clarkdale Elementary twice a week in […]

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Grantee: Academe of the Oaks High School – Decatur, GA Project Title: Edible Forest Garden at Academe of the Oaks High School Identifying the Obstacles to Environmental Education: About a quarter of an […]

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Grantee: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Inc. – Atlanta, GA Project Title: Lake Lanier and West Point Lake Floating Classroom Identifying the Obstacles to Environmental Education: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) created an on-the-water education program in 2000 to […]

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Nature Gen Recent Trail Activities Posted: July 7 By Blue Ridge Leader Thanks to a grant funded in part by the Captain Planet Foundation, The Nature Generation, along with Boy […]

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Talk with Green Guy Posted: June 12 By WGST-AM/iHeartRadio Captain Planet Foundation Executive Director, Leesa Carter–Jones discusses the history of the Captain Planet Foundation, Barbara Pyle’s leadership, Project Learning Garden, FoodCorps, ecoSTEM Resource […]

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Summer care for school gardens Posted: June 16, 2016 By The Atlanta 100   After the last bell rings, who takes care of schools’ community gardens during summer? The staff of […]

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For Mothers Day every student at Dana Elementary School took home milkweed plants they planted in containers from the PolliNation ecoSTEM® Resource Kits. The students also created garden themed cards for […]


Ted Turner receives Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy NEW YORK (June 8, 2016) – Today, Forbes hosts its fifth annual Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy under the theme […]

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Leah Kelley Project Learning Garden schools: Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy middle school, APS Crawford Long Middle APS Grove Park Elementary, APS What is your motivation to work […]