In a world where technology often dominates children’s attention, fostering a connection to nature and instilling a love for learning can be transformative. Mahoney’s is proud to be a sponsor of the KidsGardening Garden Youth Grant Program, an initiative that aligns with our mission to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening. Read on to explore the inspiring mission of KidsGardening and how Mahoney’s is contributing to happier, healthier kids and communities through this meaningful partnership.
At the heart of KidsGardening’s mission is a commitment to creating opportunities for children to play, learn, and grow through gardening. By engaging their natural curiosity and wonder, KidsGardening aims to support educators and families in providing children with the tools and resources they need to connect with the natural world. The organization offers grant funding, original educational resources, inspiration, and a supportive community to encourage more kids to learn through gardening.
The Impact on Kids and Communities
The belief that gardening improves kids’ lives, communities, and the planet is at the core of both Mahoney’s and KidsGardening. Gardening provides a unique avenue for every child to explore and care for the natural world, participate in hands-on learning, and gain a deeper understanding of where their food comes from. By fostering a love for gardening, KidsGardening and Mahoney’s contribute to the development of happier, healthier children who are connected to nature and equipped with valuable life skills.
Why Gardening Matters
Gardening is more than just planting seeds and watching them grow; it’s a transformative experience that goes beyond the soil. KidsGardening emphasizes the importance of every child experiencing the unique transformation that occurs when they spend time caring for a garden. Whether it’s an outdoor space, a classroom project, or a small cup on the kitchen windowsill, the act of gardening instills a sense of responsibility, curiosity, and a connection to the natural world.
Since 1982, KidsGardening has been a premier support provider for youth garden programs nationwide. Through their dedication to creating opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow, they have left an indelible mark on countless children’s lives. Mahoney’s is honored to be part of this legacy, contributing to the continued success of KidsGardening in empowering the next generation. In 2021 alone, they reached 3.8 million children with their curriculum, lesson plans, and activities.
Mahoney’s sponsorship of the KidsGardening Garden Youth Grant Program is a testament to our shared commitment to nurturing the potential of every child through gardening. By supporting this impactful initiative, we contribute to a brighter future where children are not only connected to the natural world but also equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on their communities and the planet. Together, Mahoney’s and KidsGardening are cultivating wonder, one garden at a time.
Activity of the Month
In partnership with KidsGardening, we’re thrilled to bring the joy of gardening with kids to you! Each month we’ll be sharing an engaging hands-on activity for families to do at home. Check out our first one below, a perfect indoor activity for those just itching for the gardening season to begin!
February: Grow Your Own Salad