Georgia Farm Bureau Are Proud to be a Part of #GivingTuesdayKids
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Georgia Farm Bureau volunteers are proud be a part of the #GivingTuesdayKids movement on #GivingTuesday, the global holiday for giving.
While Giving Tuesday has been around for many years, #GivingTuesdayKids is a new effort to help kids to get involved in this special tradition. Rather than making a financial donation, kids are encouraged to complete a service project for their nonprofit of choice.
On Giving Tuesday, held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, students in more than 70 elementary schools across the state will complete a project to benefit wildlife and agriculture in Georgia.
Georgia Farm Bureau volunteers in 69 counties will help children create “seed balls” which are a combination of compost, clay and seeds that can be deployed in a variety of places to produce wildflowers and plants. These wildflowers will benefit the bee and butterfly population, which will in turn benefit the environment and Georgia agriculture, our state’s number 1 industrial sector.
Not only do the kids have a blast creating and deploying their “seed balls”, this hands-on science activity teaches them about agriculture and how their environment is connected to the food they eat and the clothes they wear.