Walmart Foundation Awards Apple Seeds with Grant, Improving Student Access to Nutrition Education and Fresh Produce

NEWS RELEASE September 21, 2015 For Immediate Release FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Walmart Foundation provided Apple Seeds, a local education non-profit, with the funds to support its school garden educational programs. Through the grant, Apple Seeds is able to provide students with nutrition education and access to fresh fruits and vegetables through student-led garden markets. […]

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Apple Seeds Featured in CitiScapes

Sowing the Apple Seeds of Love, CitiScapes November 2015 By Case Dighero Photos by Meredith Mashburn EXCERPT The second annual Farm Dinner benefiting the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm in Fayetteville took place last month for a sold out capacity of more than 100 guests celebrating the organization’s many educational, farm and edible virtues. The special al fresco […]

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Champions for Kids Donates $90,000 to SIMPLE Giving Program Winners

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., October 20, 2015 — Champions for Kids collaborated with General Mills, Kraft Heinz, Kettle Brand Chips, Unilever and Walmart to motivate communities to take part in donation drives during their Fill the Cart for Kids promotion. Additionally, Champions for Kids will award a total of $90,000 to six school districts and youth-based organizations […]

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Apple Seeds Welcomes a New Program Manager

Welcome the Newest Member of Team Apple Seeds! Apple Seeds Program Manager, Destiny Schlinker Destiny brings a wealth of experience in school garden education to Apple Seeds–having just completed two years as a FoodCorps service member at Harp Elementary in Springdale. We’re so excited that she has joined Apple Seeds. Here’s a glimpse into what makes her tick. Earliest […]

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Apple Seeds Featured in Edible Ozarkansas

Apple Seeds – planting a bright future one student at a time Edible Ozarkansas, Monica Johnson Spring 2015 Full article EXCERPT Just a few generations ago, Arkansans led lives that encouraged good health. It was common for families to have a garden, and physical activity, whether for work or play, was prevalent. Nowadays, it is […]

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First Harvest at the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm

Apple Seeds Inc. teaching farm collects first harvest Fayetteville Flyer, Dustin Bartholomew August 20, 2014 Full article EXCERPT The new teaching farm by local education non-profit Apple Seeds Inc. is open on College Avenue, and the first harvest has been collected. Farm manager Cale Nicholson last week led a tour of the new farm, as […]

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NWAonline: Fun with Food

Plant to Plate Sets Seeds in Young Minds NWAonline, Ashley Batchelor July 18, 2014 Full article EXCERPT About 15 to 20 children can participate July 29-31 in the Apple Seeds Plant to Plate Journey, described by Apple Seeds Inc. executive director Mary Thompson as “fun, interactive and inspirational.” The program is a free, three-day camp […]

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The Core Newsletter: May 2014

The CoreApple Seeds NewsletterMay 2014, Summer Edition[Read full newsletter] As the spring season ends, Apple Seeds is opening the door to summer work on the new teaching farm. School gardens have been enjoyed all spring. More than 6,000 students learned the value of healthy eating and teachers gained the knowledge and confidence to start their own gardens. Now, […]

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Walmart Foundation Grant Funds First School Garden Workshop!

WALMART FOUNDATION AWARDS APPLE SEEDS WITH TEACHING GRANT, STRENGTHENING REGIONAL REACH FOR SCHOOL GARDEN TRAINING, RESULTING IN 5 MINI GRANTS FOR AREA SCHOOLS MAY 15, 2014 Walmart Foundation provided Apple Seeds with the funds necessary to launch its first school garden training workshop on April 26, geared toward educators and school volunteers across the region […]

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Apple Seeds School Garden Workshop, April 26th, 2014

Apple Seeds School Garden Workshop Saturday, April 26, 2014 FOR FULL APPLICATION: CLICK HERE Learn How to Turn Your School Yard into a School Garden This free workshop, taught by Apple Seeds staff and leading community experts, is designed for teachers and volunteers who are ready to build and sustain a school garden Where: Root […]

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