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How to Grow a School GardenJamba Juice has partnered with the National Gardening Association (NGA) to provide grants to local schools so students can plant fruit trees that help promote nutrition education.

Schools can submit applications for one of 20 It’s All About the Fruit grants of $500. The application deadline is Nov. 29. Winners will be announced in January.

Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit-tree activities in curricula and the ability to sustain the program over multiple years.

“Observing and exploring fruit production gives a deeper understanding and appreciation for this essential element of our diet,” says NGA President Mike Metallo.

The grant program joins Jamba Juice’s Sip to Support A Garden campaign, which allows school and garden organizations to raise funds throughout the year.

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