Jul 20, 2018
Sakata Supports Seed Your Future

Sakata Seed America plans to contribute $50,000 over the next two years to the Seed Your Future organization through the company’s Corporate Giving program.

Seed Your Future is a national initiative dedicated to promoting horticulture as a vital, viable and exciting career path for the nation’s youth through awareness, education, workforce development, partnerships and resource development

Sakata joins a coalition of more than 150 partners to support the Seed Your Future, including horticulture companies, gardening organizations, nonprofit organizations and universities.

“The Seed Your Future cause is an exciting movement for the future of the horticulture industry in creating a favorable perception of viable and diverse horticulture careers available.  With a large portion of horticulture’s jobs unfilled, inspiring and raising awareness with youth, parents and teachers to green collar career opportunities will help feed our industry’s future,” states Jamie Kitz, key account manager for Sakata and Seed Your Future advisory council member.

In addition to a monetary pledge, Sakata has contributed to Seed Your Future’s first initiative, BLOOM!, via seed donations from the company’s vegetable and ornamental sectors. The BLOOM! initiative allows schools to easily integrate plants into their curriculum through books, activities and other learning materials focused around horticulture.

“We are honored to have Sakata expand their already generous support of the Seed Your Future movement,” says Susan Yoder, executive director of See Your Future. “Not only are they putting their philanthropic dollars behind this critical issue, they also volunteer their time and donate their products to promote horticulture and inspire more people to pursue green collar careers.”

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