We have a Kids’ Planting Day is coming up on Saturday, May 12th (more info next time) and coincidentally I just ran across this program that was developed to promote horticulture, but specifically to target children who may not be considering horticulture as a career path.
The Seed Your Future project has now begun its first major initiative called Bloom! Through eye-catching content delivered inside and outside of the classroom, BLOOM! is educating and exciting young people and their families on the endless possibilities in horticulture and introducing them to a lifelong passion and maybe even a career.
On the campaign website, WeAreBLOOM.org, youth can explore the world of plants through an interactive quiz, social media content, infographics and video profiles of people working in the horticulture field today; teachers and youth program leaders can access educational tools and resources on the BLOOM! Scholastic website; and parents and partners can find resources to talk to young people about the world of plants and spread the word about BLOOM!
You can help carry the important message of this campaign by sharing BLOOM! resources with your colleagues, family, friends and—in particular—the youth in your life. For more information, visit WeAreBLOOM.org.