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National Gardening Association, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/26/2014: National Gardening Association, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION INC

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AKA  NGA
Williston, VT
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National Gardening Association, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/26/2014: National Gardening Association, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION INC

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Also Known As: NGA
Physical Address: Williston, VT 05495 
EIN: 23-7346417
Web URL: www.kidsgardening.org 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B99 Education N.E.C.
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C19 Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
O Youth Development
O99 Other Youth Development N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 1983 
How This Organization Is Funded: Sale of curriculum and supplies - $470,237
Grant Award programs and sponsorship - $249,102
Content Licensing and sponsorship - $211,125


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Mission Statement

NGA empowers every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: September 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: August 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,146,103
Total Expenses $1,534,967

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Fiscal Year Ending: August 31, 2013

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Mr. Michael Metallo

Term:

Since Sept 2004

Profile:

Mike Metallo has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience building marketing programs to highlight association assets, creating brand awareness, establishing financial stability, as well as contributing to strategic organizational growth and development. He has served as Executive Director for both trade and educational mission-driven organizations including the National Gallery of Art, the Parks & History Association, and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association. Mike's work with the National Gardening Association has allowed him to focus his skills on connecting children to nature through gardening. Under his leadership, the association has devised many programs designed to highlight the health benefits of gardening by creating curriculum that engages children in cultivating, harvesting, preparing, and cooking food they grow themselves. Mike is a magna cum laude graduate of Gordon College with a bachelor's degree in Economics and a minor in Psychology. He serves on the Advisory Panel of the National Forum on Children and Nature, and is on the Advisory Board of the Housekeeping Channel.

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Programs

Program: NGA Grant Award Programs (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$150,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Grants & Awards Programs: Each year, NGA awards hundreds of Youth Garden Grants, sponsored by the Home Depot, to schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs. Over the past 25 years, NGA's renowned Youth Garden Grants program has helped more than 1.3 million youngsters reap the wisdom and lifelong rewards that can only be gained from hands-on learning in gardens and outdoor classrooms. While YGG is our premier grant program, it is but one of many. We continually seek sponsorships and strive to create more grant programs. Currently NGA administers grants and awards promoting child wellness, beautification, community gardening, and nutrition education. Visit http://assoc.garden.org/grants/ for more information.

Program Long-Term Success:

Coordinated and expanded an online funding program (Adopt A School Garden) to connect corporations and individuals who have the capacity and desire to provide resources to schools and community garden groups to implement or expand plant-based education programs.

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Program: garden.org (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$425,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Adults
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Program Description:

Web sites represent crucial hubs where gardeners and educators find information and inspiration. Each year, nearly 1.5 million novice and experienced gardeners visit garden.org and take advantage of biweekly Regional Reports for 12 growing zones; extensive article database, FAQ, and how-to project libraries; planting guides; horticultural news; online gardening courses; and garden industry research. Visit www.garden.org for a full appreciation of our virtual garden community

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Program: kidsgardening.org (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$125,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Kidsgardening.org: helps educators expand their knowledge of plant-based education and make the most of standards-based learning opportunities in the garden. Our award-winning Kidsgardening.org Web site features thousands of free articles, activities and resources including curriculum connections, online courses, and advice on everything from planning a garden to raising funds to support it. We are a clearinghouse for research on plant-based education in cooperation with universities and like minded organizations. NGA continues to author and publish enduring classic and foundational resources for gardening educators. Visit www.kidsgardening.org to learn more.

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Program: Gardening With Kids (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$500,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Gardening with Kids Resource Catalog: School and youth gardens are ideal vehicles for teaching across the curriculum, enlivening learning, and helping young people develop lifelong social skills. Our print and online catalogs offer plant-based curricula, horticultural information, products that engage kids in active learning and exploration, and general items sized for young gardeners or designed to solve gardening challenges. Visit the Gardening with Kids store. http://www.gardeningwithkids.org/

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Program: Garden In Every School (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
--
Category:
Children & Youth (0-19 years)
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

A grassroots learning garden program that relies on donations to establish a school learning garden.

Program Long-Term Success:

A learning garden in school in America

Program Short-Term Success:

a complete city with a learning garden in every school

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data collection, survey

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Learning gardens have the power to change our lives. They enable young and old the ability to have access to affordable, healthy food; get moderate exercise, and reap the therapeutic benefits of gardening. In young people, learning gardens are a way to extend existing and use new curriculum to teach math, science, and nutrition skills. As well as, learn cooperation, responsibility, and the importance of environmental stewardship.
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Evidence of Impact

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They have impact with their financial help to help schools and communities start more gardens. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

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They have good marketing. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

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They could improve with perhaps assistance, possibly through collaboration, in going to the next step. They could improve by helping communities and schools to use the produce. I have seen the produce in school garden sit and rot, while kids are served inferior produce from the cafeteria. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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