Information for Parents

South Dakota - Assembly

South Dakota – Assembly

As they grow their own cabbages, kids learn about nutrition, nature, and responsibility, and also discover the satisfaction of producing, harvesting, and eating fresh veggies.

If you’re a parent or guardian who is interested in helping your child learn to garden, ask your child’s 3rd Grade teacher to sign up for the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program! Your child’s teacher must be the one to register the class. Your child will get a free cabbage to grow.

Families participating in homeschool groups can also register for the program. Register as a group, and Bonnie Plants will coordinate a drop-off location for your group’s cabbage plants.

Gardening Help
You can find information about planting, growing, and harvesting your child’s Bonnie cabbage in the Students section of this website. Whether you have a big garden or a large container, you’ll enjoy the experience of helping your child learn to garden. Helpful info from Bonnie Plants is just a click away.

$1,000 Scholarship
Once your child’s cabbage is full-grown, make sure he or she submits a digital image and the weight of the harvested cabbage to his or her teacher. (Click here for submission and digital image tips.) The teacher will choose one entry per class to enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants, plus statewide recognition for that student. We award a scholarship to a winner from each state. If necessary, a parent may submit their child’s entry.

We can’t wait to see the results! Share your photos in our Cabbage Gallery. Note: The gallery is for fun and sharing, not for official submissions.