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Madison, Morristown Whole Foods Donate 5 Percent of Net Sales to Support Children's Gardening

Credits: Branching Out!
Credits: Whole Foods Market

The Madison and Morristown Whole Foods Markets will be donating 5% of net sales to support The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s gardening program for kids, “Branching Out!” on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Throughout the year, Whole Foods Market designates days to donate 5 percent of net sales to local nonprofit or educational organizations. The groups that benefit from these days are as varied as the communities themselves. Customers help support by simply purchasing at the assigned locations.

This month’s theme is supporting parks and recreation, and Whole Foods’ contribution will go toward the purchase of seeds, gardening equipment and other necessities to expand curriculum and hands-on activities for this children’s gardening program. 

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“Branching Out!” is in its 46th gardening season, teaching kids to get outside and get growing. Children learn to plant their own gardens, tend to and harvest fresh produce and flowers, participate in creative projects and activities focused on healthy growing and eating, cook and taste the fruit of their labors and more.

Kids can also attend cooking classes led by certified chefs to learn a variety of a ways to prepare and eat their healthy plants. Sessions are held in the spring, summer and fall, and are open to both girls and boys ages 5-13.

“Our organization is pleased to partner with The Morris Park Alliance, as we share many of the same core values,” said Margie West, Whole Foods regional marketing manager. “Providing kids with fun, educational activities within their community is so important, and we are delighted to support this program that gets kids outside and learning about growing healthy, organic food.”

For more information on “Branching Out!”, visit or call 973-631-5004.

Whole Foods Market of Morristown is located at 110 Washington St. and Whole Foods Market of Madison is located at 222 Main St.

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