Never underestimate the power of a seed — it’s a well-worn phrase, for sure.

But for the last 10 years, Holland Brown and Karen Taylor have used the power of seeds — and seed money — and planted it into the schools of the Long Beach Unified School District with their ground-breaking Ground Education program.

“We started gardening together 10 years ago, in our children’s kindergarten class at Lowell Elementary,” said Taylor, who is co-executive director with Brown. “We encourage all kids to explore the important connections between healthy food, a vibrant community, and environmental responsibility.”

Three years ago, they became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offer different curriculums from transitional kindergarten to eighth grade.

“We have found that working with classroom teachers is robust and

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