A Teich School Garden Wins Over RCCA

Teich Garden Systems announced the completion of a garden at Ross Corners Christian Academy in Vestal, NY. The garden was the grand prize in a nationwide contest sponsored by Stonyfield Farm and their Yo Kids brand.
By: Jared Finkelstein
June 14, 2012 - PRLog -- South Salem, NY - - Teich Garden Systems LLC announced the completion of a garden at Ross Corners Christian Academy (RCCA) in Vestal, New York.  The garden was the grand prize in a nationwide contest sponsored by Stonyfield Farm and their Yo Kids brand held in connection with the release of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” in theaters earlier this year. Mercy Singer won the grand prize and her son, Gregory, is a kindergartener at RCAA.  The garden will provide a platform to give kids hands-on learning about where food comes from and to improve their nutritional knowledge.  

Stonyfield’s “Sweetitude Dude” and TGS’s Farmer Brian joined students from RCCA who planted tomatoes, zucchini, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, bush beans, peppers and basil.  Even a little bit of rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of the students as they were able to get their hands dirty and enjoy Stonyfield yogurt on their last day of school.

"I think the kids will enjoy planting it and hopefully they will be able to use the food that grows from it to have healthier lunches," said Mercy Singer.

Cady Roberts, Associate Brand Manager for YoBaby/YoKids , noted “We are thrilled to award Mercy and RCCA an organic garden filled with fruits and vegetables that the students will be able to enjoy for years to come. It’s so important for everyone, especially kids, to learn where healthy food comes from because they’ll enjoy it more. TGS did a fantastic job with the garden, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful garden for our YoKids sweepstakes winner.”

Mark Teich, founder of TGS, added, “We are gratified to be working with Stonyfield Farm to design and install the garden at RCCA.  We know that Stonyfield is making a long-term impact on the RCCA community.  When children participate in school or community garden programs, they become more curious about different types of foods they might not otherwise try and broaden their tastes.  That can only be good for their lifetime eating habits.  We are thrilled to be a part of that effort.”

About Teich Garden Systems

Teich Garden Systems custom designs and installs animal-resistant, sustainable school, community and residential garden systems for gardeners of all ages and abilities. Teich Garden Systems require very little upkeep and maintenance enabling you to enjoy your garden's bounty with minimal effort.

About Stonyfield

Stonyfield, celebrating its 29th year, is the world's leading organic yogurt company. Its certified organic yogurt, smoothies, milk, cultured soy, frozen yogurt and ice cream are distributed nationally. The company advocates that healthy food can only come from a healthy planet. Its use of organic ingredients helps keep over 200,000 farm acres free of toxic, persistent pesticides and chemical fertilizers known to contaminate soil, drinking water and food. To help reduce climate change, Stonyfield offsets all of the CO2 emissions generated from its facility energy use. Stonyfield also donates $2 million of its yearly profits to efforts that help protect and restore the Earth. For more information about Stonyfield, its products and initiatives, visit www.stonyfield.com or follow Stonyfield on Twitter @Stonyfield, and on Facebook www.facebook.com/StonyfieldFarm.
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