Keter Cultivates Community Green Spaces through School Garden Program

Keter North America, a prominent manufacturer of outdoor storage and home solutions, has partnered with FoodCorps, a nonprofit connecting kids to healthy foods, to help schools across North America establish garden spaces. This collaboration is part of Keter’s Green Spaces initiative, focusing on developing positive community areas aligned with FoodCorps’ mission to promote child health and learning through school gardens.

The partnership provides an application process for schools to request product donations from Keter to set up and maintain garden spaces. This includes storage sheds, raised beds for planting, seating, and organizational tools. Keter aims to utilize its expertise in durable outdoor goods to bolster educational settings and foster student-nature connections. Meanwhile, FoodCorps contributes extensive experience implementing curriculum-integrated gardening.

The long-term impacts could prove profound, as research shows school gardens offer wide-ranging benefits like improving nutritional awareness, enhancing academic outcomes, and nurturing environmental awareness. By enabling more gardens, Keter and FoodCorps contribute to the school garden movement seeing these spaces as vital for community health and resilience.

Guided by CEO Alejandro Pena, Keter prioritizes sustainability, setting itself apart through environmental commitments like using recyclable materials and cutting waste. The Green Spaces initiative showcases this, creating spaces promoting ecological appreciation. Its inaugural project, a Food Forest, teaches plant science and nutrition while encouraging environmental care.

On Global Recycling Day, Keter educated European students on recycling methods, explaining how it incorporate recycled materials into resources. This highlights its 2025 recycled materials are incorporated, far surpassing 2020’s 40% standard. As Vice President Kerry Murfin stated, “The Earth is our home and workplace.” Keter strives for proactive recycling, collecting discarded products. As Pena said, “We commit as part of our sustainability to ensure that no waste coming out of our factories ends up in a landfill.”

To join Green Spaces, schools must show the educational purpose of gardens, available space, product setup commitments, and participation in relief media coverage. Applications detail motivation, hoped-for student skills, community involvement plans, and long-term sustainability. Schools also specify desired products like the Darwin Raised Garden Bed or Maple Garden Beds.

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