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Ain’t No Party Like a Garden Party

McKinley Elementary School & Santa Monica Store, Santa Monica, California

  • Celebrate one of WKF’s newest Garden Grant recipients with a School Garden Party – find your local grant recipients here
  • Include a “big check” presentation for the awarded Garden Grant amount
  • Invite a local band to get kids grooving
  • Ask supplier partners to participate and be on-site
  • Organize simple, low-mess activities for kids to participate in

A Reason to Celebrate

Follow the lead of the Santa Monica store and McKinley Elementary School and use your School Garden Party to present a school with their WKF Garden Grant. What a great reason to celebrate! Thank you to Megan Ranegar, Marketing and Community Relations Supervisor, for making this party a possibility.

The afternoon festivities began with a bread breaking ceremony and the check presentation (breaking "dough" for "dough") by STL Robert Thompson. 

Garden Activities

For the next few hours, kids enjoyed various activities in the garden, including:

  • Live band Chasing Shade, who have been named EcoSuperheroes
  • Seed bombs with Ana Solis, Customer Service Supervisor
  • WKF seed packets from High Mowing Seeds
  • Activity books from Organic Valley and Cascadian Farm
  • Raffle for Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day garden kits
  • Snacks and sampling from vendors: Roots Hummus and Suja Elements