August 27, 2013, Oxnard, CA (ISN) – The California League announced today the winners of the School Garden Design Contest sponsored by Kellogg Garden Products.
The contest involved school districts in and around Cal League cities where students created garden designs and submitted them all summer long through the Cal League Teams. The designs were passed on to Kellogg Garden and five winners were selected by Director of Sustainability, Kathy Kellogg-Johnson “It is very important to Kellogg Garden Organics and to me personally to impress the importance and value of the environment on the next generation” said Kathy Kellogg-Johnson. “Through working together to construct garden beds, students begin to understand and connect with the environment. That’s why, whenever possible, Kellogg fosters this learning experience by donating soil and fertilizers to local school gardens.”
Each winning school will see their school garden designs come to life with material and support donated by Kellogg Garden. The winning class will be celebrated with an on-field presentation at their local Cal League Team over the next two weeks. The student(s) who designed the garden will also be on hand to throw out the first pitch.
“This is a perfect partnership for the California League” Cal League President, Charlie Blaney said. “Kellogg Garden is a privately owned, community and environmentally friendly company and Minor League Baseball is a family oriented business with a community driven atmosphere. We couldn’t be happier to support such a great company and hope our fans do the same.”
The winning schools are:
Del Vista Math & Science Academy – Bakersfield Blaze
Gregg Anderson Academy – Lancaster JetHawks
Patterson Joint Unified School District – Transition to Success Life Skills Development Program – Modesto Nuts
Ted J. Porter Elementary – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Pro Youth HEART After School Program – Visalia Rawhide