Apples for Children’s Education

Getting Down to “Core” Values

By Amanda Sallay, Development and Events Officer

What do you get when you combine apples and philanthropy? The PCC’s Bagged Apple Program, that’s what! Thanks to a prized partnership with PCC Natural Markets, Organically Grown Company and Washington apple growers, the phrase “an apple a day” has been making a huge difference for Seattle Tilth since 2014.

Kids at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands get ready to feast on PCC apples.

Kids at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands get ready to feast on PCC apples.

Be on the lookout for specially marked bags of organic Fuji apples at all PCC locations. From these apple purchases, 100% of the proceeds support Seattle Tilth’s children’s garden programs for schools that have financial need. See the King 5 news story about this partnership.

This year PCC raised over $46,000 to support hands-on science-based learning for children ages 2-15 in South Seattle at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands and Rainier Beach Learning Garden, and in North Seattle at our Wallingford garden at the Good Shepherd Center. Kids whose families struggle with poverty can explore the world of insects, soil and plants while learning to tend a garden and grow food that they can eat directly from the garden.

Interested in taking your school group to one of our farms or gardens? Our educational tours are available during the school year — or we can bring the worms to your school through our mobile classroom program. Learn more about our children’s garden education.

Apples are great for your health and also menu diversity. Explore new ideas for preparing delicious dishes with apples by browsing the PCC’s apple recipes or enjoy Savory Kale Apple Pockets.

Grants from the PCC’s Bagged Apple program are awarded annually —  and the more apples purchased, the more grant money will be available. So eat up those tasty apples!

 

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