Dole and Captain Planet Foundation recognize top school gardens

Check out this unique opportunity from CPF- we hope you’ll spread the good news throughout your networks!

Dole Foods and Captain Planet Foundation are teaming up to host the “DOLE Fruit Bowls & Captain Planet Foundation Learning Garden Challenge.” The contest will recognize schools (K – 8) that have established school gardens that provide an occasion for learning, environmental stewardship and an understanding of the role that fresh fruits and vegetables play in a healthy lifestyle.

Schools who have existing gardens are invited to enter the challenge for a chance to win up to $5,000!  There will be five (5) finalists selected from around the country.  The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 and the four (4) runners-up will receive $1,000 each. All five finalists will receive a one-year supply of DOLE Fruit Bowls, and essential Learning Garden tools from Captain Planet Foundation- including a mobile cooking cart, learning garden lessons and lesson supply bins.

To enter the challenge, applicants must visit, complete an entry form, and submit up to two photos detailing the school’s garden. The contest opened on January 29, 2014 and the entry deadline is March 12, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.

We hope you will be inspired to activate your networks with this contest! The Power is Yours!