Campbell’s believes in the significance of barns and their symbolism to our agricultural industry. Because of this, Campbell’s has made the preservation of this barns a special cause. Last October Campbell’s nominated ten farms and had voters decide on five of them to be renovated through the Help Grow Your Soup Campaign.
Campbell donated a total of $500,000 to the National FFA Organization supporting educational programs that help students explore the many opportunities that modern agriculture offers. The program spotlights the company’s dedication to the farmers that grow good food and its commitment to the future of the American agriculture industry.
Providence Grove H.S. Farm in Climax, N.C.
Preserved April 9-11, 2010
How amazing is the transformation? You can see the other barn restorations on the Help Grow Your Soup website along with other great information. Check out how to grow your own virtual tomatoes, the entire process from land to can and even tips for growing a real garden!
The Help Grow Your Soup campaign also includes a partnership with Who Grew My Soup? by Tom Darbyshire. This 32 page hardcover book will teach your children about where soup comes from and about the farmers who grow them. The Campbell’s initiative is a fabulous way to teach our kids about agriculture and gain a better understanding of where we get our food. This book would be a great resource to explain it at our child’s level.
Who Grew My Soup? tells a fascinating story about ten-year old Phineas Quinn, a curious youngster who loves junk food. When his mother serves him a bowl of vegetable soup, Phineas says,
”I like stuff that’s deep-fried and loaded with sugar. But vegetable soup? Yikes! I’d rather eat boogers!”
Phineas hatches a plan to avoid eating vegetables. But his scheme backfires and he finds himself on a hilarious adventure, flying from farm to farm in a giant tomato balloon. Along the way Phineas learns where his food comes from and he meets the farmers who grow it.
Buy it: The Who Grew My Soup hardcover book is available for only $9.99 on Amazon! Campbell’s products are available nationwide.
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