By Vanessa Richins
Campbell’s Soup Wants to “Help Grow Your Soup.”
Campbell’s Soup is giving back to the nation.
On March 15th, 2009, visit helpgrowyoursoup.com to see how you can get free Campbell’s tomato seeds when you buy any kind of Campbell’s condensed soups.
You’ll be getting more than just seeds, though. As their website says, “Your request will help Campbell’s donate seeds to plant gardens in communities and schools across America.”
They have a partnership with the National FFA Organization, a group that is dedicated to help teach the next generation of farmers, along with singer Jewel. Together they have created the “PALS” program – Partners in Active Learning Support. The program puts high school agriculture students together with elementary school children to help them “build trust and develop positive self’esteem”, as well as teaching them the joy of growing your own food.
As part of the “PALS” initiative, Campbell’s will also build at least 3 new greenhouses devoted to agricultural learning.
They’re not just using the “Help Grow Your Soup” program to teach children about gardening, though. Another goal in their partnership with the National FFA is to restore historic barns across the nation. They have chosen 5 barns to renovate, helping to preserve part of our heritage. The local FFA chapters will help coordinate the building efforts.
I haven’t been able to find any further details about the exact offer for the tomato seeds, but it looks like it will be supporting a great cause. Visit helpgrowyoursoup.com on March 15th to see how to get your own set of Campbell’s tomato seeds and grow your own soup at home!