More than 1 million votes were cast and 23 of the country's largest urban cities now await a visit from the Burpee Home Gardens "Grow Anywhere Tour" truck.
Since January, Facebook fans, community members, students and staff from schools in cities around the nation campaigned to have their schools selected as a stop on the tour. The school with the most votes in each city has been awareded the opportunity to host an event where the Burpee Home Gardens team will distribute 1,300 pounds of fresh produce, 450 vegetable plants, gardening resources and more.
The following schools received the most votes in their city... Congratulations!
Hidden Valley Elementary School - Charlotte, North Carolina
Charles R. Drew Charter School - Atlanta, Georgia
Jones Valley K-8 - Birmingham, Alabama
Redemptorist High School - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ridgemont Early Childhood Center - Houston, Texas
St. Philips School and Community Center - Dallas, Texas
Tierra Bonita Elementary - Los Angeles, California
Thurgood Marshall Academic High School - San Francisco, California
De La Salle North Catholic High - Portland, Oregon
McCarver Elementary School - Tacoma, Washington
Escalante Elementary - Salt Lake City, Utah
Inner City School - Denver, Colorado
Briarcliff Elementary - Kansas City, Missouri
Moulton Extended Learning Center - Des Moines, Iowa
Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-8 Magnet - Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Milwaukee High School of the Arts - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Arnold Mireles Academy - Chicago, Illinois
Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary - Flint, Michigan
Watterson-Lake - Cleveland, Ohio
Friendship Public Charter School Tech Prep Academy - Washington, D.C.
Baltimore Community High School - Baltimore, Maryland
Discovery Charter School - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brentwood High School - New York, New York
The “Grow Anywhere Tour” focuses on inspiring new generations of urban gardeners to grow their own vegetables on their balcony, back patio, or as part of a neighborhood or community garden. Burpee Home Gardens experts will be available at each tour stop to provide gardening advice, information and educational materials. They will focus on helping communities learn the basics of gardening.
For more information on the "Grow Anywhere Tour" or to keep up with this cross-country journey online, visit the Burpee Gardens Facebook page or burpeehomegardens.com/GrowAnywhere. You can also follow the trucks progress from the road on Twitter @BurpeeHG.