Carlsbad school has edible garden as part of Thrive campaign

December 7, 2012 by  

An edible garden has been planted at Poinsettia Elementary School in Carlsbad California, thanks to the generosity of Armstrong Garden Centers and Kaiser Permanente. With an emphasis on winter veg, the garden has been awarded as part of the community project which takes place each year. The grand opening ceremony of the edible garden took place on December 5 during the morning.

Kaiser Permanente and Armstrong Garden Centers collaborated on the project, attending the opening ceremony to plant an edible garden at the school. The kindergarten class was given a perennial garden to care for. Each grade at the school has been presented with 20 planters which they will be expected to nurture. Information has been provided for each plant, along with how it grows and how the plant helps us to eat healthily.

The regional manager of Armstrong Garden Centers, Eric Asakawa, said that his company had been pleased to help the children to learn how to live healthily, while sharing a love of gardening with them. He also stated that the company wanted to work with Kaiser Permanente again in the future, as the project had been a success.

The Vice President of California Member Services at Kaiser Permanente, Mike Grant, expressed gratitude at being able to share a commitment to healthy living as part of the Thrive campaign. Local flyer printing services may also have been used to promote the benefits of healthy living, along with information of the campaign. Grant further added that Armstrong’s passion to teach others about gardening was compatible with the Thrive campaign.