Photo: October 25th – Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (left) and Centennial Place Elementary School fifth-graders Kendall Duff, Liya Wilson, Esther Greene and Derrick Tangdonfor (left to right).
A Press Conference was co-hosted by Captain Planet Foundation and Georgia Organics to celebrate the launch of the Captain Planet Foundation’s Learning Gardens Program into 40 Atlanta Public Schools with funding from the Kendeda Fund; along with a promotion of the Georgia Organics’ Farm2School Program that has been adopted system-wide by APS schools this year.
With funding from the Kendeda Fund, Kaiser Permanente, Dole Foods, Nature Conservancy, Institute for America’s Health, Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Publix Supermarkets, and SCANA Energy – the Captain Planet Foundation will be installing over 100 Learning Gardens in metro Atlanta public elementary and middle schools (Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Gwinnett County) over the next two school years. If you would like YOUR school to be considered for a CPF Learning Garden, please apply here (sign up is mid-page).
VIEW COVERAGE FROM FRIDAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE:
WSB-TV and WSBTV.com: http://bit.ly/K08pvp
Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio interview and GPB.com: http://bit.ly/16gwKcg
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJC.com: AJC’s Metro section, on the “County by County” feature page http://bit.ly/17U0uJp
Southeast Green: http://bit.ly/1gREAQA
Georgia Organics: Facebook page, with lots of photos: http://on.fb.me/1aAGMXi
Look Up Atlanta: Video of the CPF Learning Gardens Program