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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Green Heart Project chosen as Whole Foods community giving day recipient

From grocery to garden

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:08 PM

JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
Head to your friendly neighborhood Whole Foods on Thurs. Aug. 31 during business hours (8 a.m.-9 p.m.) to help support local nonprofit Green Heart Project. Five percent of the day's net sales will go to this organization that works to build school gardens and farm-to-school programs in the Charleston area.

Green Heart will be onsite during the day with taste-tests of their pickled okra for sale, and will be able to explain their program, what they have planned for the year ahead, and how the community can get involved.

"We are so grateful for Whole Foods Market’s continued support of our farm-to-school programming and connecting students with healthy whole fruits and vegetables,” says Green Heart Project executive director Drew Harrison.

The Whole Foods event is held in conjunction with the Green Heart Project's back to school fundraising campaign, an effort to raise money for their recent expansion into nine schools. Green Heart will be doubling their garden education programming, which is expected to reach more than 2,500 students this year.

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