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Win a Learning Garden for Your Elementary School!

We're excited to invite you to apply for a special grant to win a Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden® through a partnership with Bashas', DOLE® Packaged Foods, and the Captain Planet Foundation.

The competition is open to any state-accredited elementary school (K-5) located in the state of Arizona and is within 10 miles of a Bashas or Food City store.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY February 12, 2021

Captain Planet Foundation’s (CPF) Project Learning Garden Program provides schools and educators with materials and support to create an outdoor learning space using STEAM to engages students’ curiosity about the world around them through immersive learning experiences.

$5,000

Two (2) grand prize winners will receive:

Package valued at $3,000

  • Garden or garden expansion (for schools with an existing garden).
  • Access to our online garden-based lessons, spanning content areas and grade levels.
  • Materials and supplies to support PLG lessons and garden-based activities.
  • Fully-equipped Mobile Cooking Cart to demonstrate garden-fresh recipes.
  • Online professional development for teachers.
  • Some winning schools will be asked to participate in a media event hosted by our sponsors and a workshop or assembly facilitated by Captain Planet Foundation.
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Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Dine supermarkets – is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Bashas, Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves. For more information, click the link below.

Food City, with a more-than-60-year reputation of service to the Hispanic community in Arizona, Food City carries aisles of traditional Mexican foods along with items found in a traditional grocery store. The community-focused grocery store is known for holding car seat and water safety events, mobile dental clinics, back-to-school immunizations, backpack giveaways and other cultural celebrations.

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Dole Packaged Foods, LLC is a world leader in growing, sourcing, distributing and marketing fruit and healthy snacks. Dole sells a full-line of packaged ambient fruit, frozen fruit, dried fruit, and juices. The company focuses on four pillars of sustainability in all of its operations: water management, carbon footprint, soil conservation and waste reduction.

Contest Form

After submitting the contest form you will see a confirmation screen and receive a confirmation email.

Note: If you click the "Save and Continue Later" button this screen will give you an application link to copy and save for later use. You will also receive an email with the application link.

If you have problems completing this form, please contact hannahm@captainplanetfdn.org.