Timber Academy was one of eight regional winners in the middle/high school contest from across the United States with its project “Garden of Milk and Honey.” The project incorporated the use of milk cartons as planters and had a flower and bee theme.
Regional winners receive an $850 gift certificate to the KidsGardening.org shop, $150 cash stipend for soil and plants and a garden essentials package.
Sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, nearly 150 schools across the country submitted entries to be judged on specific criteria, such as adherence to contest rules, creativity, use of sustainable materials and visual representation. All entries were judged by a panel consisting of representatives from KidsGardening.org.
The mission of the Carton 2 Garden Contest is to better care for our planet through upcycling and recycling.