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Who We Are

For more than 40 years, the National Gardening Association has been providing educational resources and funding to create opportunities for children and adults to grow through gardening programs in schools, communities, and backyards across the country.

Our Mission
To empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. All proceeds from your purchase support our nonprofit education and grant programs. Numerous studies show that gardening improves learning skills, promotes healthier eating habits, and results in an improved quality of life for children and adults. We are grateful for all donations, each and every dollar counts: Help support NGA

Gardening with Kids
Provides tools and resources that help teachers and community leaders use gardening as a method to enhance education and foster environmentally responsible adults. Lessons, funding and a wealth of other information is provided at, where educators, parents, and community organizers can find gardening resources; GrowLab: Activities For Growing Minds, a curriculum used in classrooms across the country to help students learn about science and the environment; Gardening with Kids catalog, a print and online resource packed with educational tools and hands-on kits; and Youth Garden Grants, our grant programs annually award gardening tools and supplies to schools, youth groups, and community organizations.

Contact information:

Gardening with Kids
National Gardening Association
237 Commerce Street, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495

Phone: (800) 538-7476
Fax: (802) 864-6889

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Our Team
Susan Bondaryk, Director of Development and Communications
Bruce Butterfield, Research Director
Dan Cristelli, Director of Information Technology
Jessica Hill, Creative Director
Larry Keyes, Database Administrator
Susan Littlefield, Horticultural Editor
Julie Parker-Dickerson, Education Program Director
Sarah Pounders, Youth Education Specialist
Nichole Rothaupt, Director of Commerce & Outreach
Amanda Slater, Administrative and E-commerce Support Specialist
Jenn Tedeschi, Chief Operating Officer
Andrea Warren, Graphic Designer

To learn more about the team visit our About Us page

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Fax: 802-864-6889
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