Last year, I had the opportunity to meet Kelly Meyer, the Founder of the American Heart Association (AHA) Teaching Gardens, and to become involved in their efforts to educate children about the value of gardening and healthy food choices. Bonnie Plants provided expert gardening advice and planning for the planting of AHA Teaching Gardens across the country. One of these amazing gardens is the Lorax-AHA Teaching Garden, which was showcased at the world premiere of “The Lorax” movie this past weekend. This hands-on garden allowed hundreds of kids to see how nurturing plants and harvesting food can be fun. As part of our involvement in the program, I received an invitation from Kelly to participate in the premiere!
I actually walked down the red carpet (although it was orange in honor of the Lorax) prior to Betty White, Danny Devito, Taylor Swift, and Zac Efron. During the premiere party, children planted Bonnie Plants seedlings in the Teaching Garden. More than 4,000 Bonnie plants were given to children and adults as they exited the movie premiere. The garden is now on its way to The Accelerated Charter Elementary Schools, model schools in South Los Angeles, where students can continue to grow and harvest fresh foods.
A special thanks goes to Bonnie Plants Sales Reps Dennis Rose and Marcos Rodriguez for delivering the plants to Universal Studios!