is the movement to improve the world through the power of plants.
Tools and Resources for Adults Working with Youth
We all have the power to introduce youth to the world of horticulture and the critical role plants have in our lives. In partnership with Scholastic, we have have a free educator site with lesson plans, activities, video, games, quizzes and more - and a student contest.
Access all lesson plans, activities and an online learning module at our Scholastic BLOOM! microsite.
Plants to the Rescue! Plant Mash-up Contest
Each January-March, middle-schoolers across the country have the opportunity to flex their problem solving muscles by participating in our Plants to the Rescue! Plant Mash-up Contest with Scholastic. Students identify challenges in their communities and imagine their own unique plant-based solutions to those issues. The entries will include an illustration and an essay describing the challenge and the proposed plant-based solution. View our 2021 contest winners here, then, learn more about the contest at our Scholastic BLOOM! microsite.
Videos and Cool Stuff for Middle-Schoolers
Wondering about the "Find Your Plant Power"effort? Take the online quiz and find out your plant persona.
Our youth-centered website, WeAreBLOOM.org features videos and other content to engage youth and help them understand their own personal plant power. Here's just one example of our fun new videos of young professionals at work in their horticulture jobs!
Tools and Resources for the Horticulture Industry
Partners, horticulture employers, colleges and universities and others who work with youth need materials to help tell the story of the power of plants and green-collar careers. We've created new infographics, videos, and story-telling resources just for you.
Access our BLOOM! partner toolkit materials at our WeAreBLOOM partner page.
Want to see who your horticulture pros of the future will be and the innovation they will bring to the industry? Check out just a few of the ideas middle-schoolers submitted in our Plant-Mash Up Contest (Feel free to download and use!). They are our #FutureGreenCollar (Use this tag on your own photos on Instagram and Twitter).