Westlake 3rd-grader wins $1,000 for growing 8-pound cabbage

Westlake, Ohio – A Westlake elementary student got a lot of “green” after being named the Bonnie Plants third grade Ohio winner of the wraps.

Cameron Parks, of Westlake Elementary School, received a $1,000 scholarship and bragging rights to grow nearly 8 pounds of cabbage.

Cameron was selected by Bonnie Plants, the nation’s largest grower of herbaceous plants, in association with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Bonnie Plants relaunched the program earlier this year as a way to bring fun activity and outdoor education during the pandemic. At the beginning of the program, each student was sent a cabbage starter plant and lessons on how to care for it.

“The Bonnie Plants Grade 3 Cabbage Program is a great way for educators and parents to introduce children to farming through a hands-on, engaging and memorable learning experience,” said Dorothy Bilanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. See the amazing cabbage that all Ohio students have been able to grow and we’re sure this is just the beginning of their lifelong gardening journey. “

The program is free and registration is open in January for the spring growing season. Click here to find out more.

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