August 2005
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Bonnie Plant Farm expands grade school cabbage program

$1,000 scholarship for state winners

Brit Bowling, third grader at Danville Neel Elementary, harvested his cabbage on June 18, 2005. The cabbage head weighed 10 lbs. 11 oz.   Brit had the largest cabbage at his school in their participation with Bonnie Plant Farm’s Cabbage Program. This will allow Brit to be among the student that qualified for the scholarship drawing.

Four years ago Bonnie Plant Farm started a Cabbage Program for third grade students in Alabama. Since then it has expanded throughout the continental United States. This year for the first time ever, Bonnie offered a $1,000.00 scholarship to one very lucky student from each participating state as part of their annual Cabbage Program.

In December, Bonnie sent out letters to elementary schools. They had response from 42 states. Each third grade student at a participating school received a cabbage plant. This spring, Bonnie’s salesmen delivered over 600,000 plants nationwide and approximately 40,000 plants in the state of Alabama alone.

The third grade teachers selected a class winner based upon the size of the cabbage head and sent the required information to Bonnie’s home office in Union Springs, Alabama, by July 15, 2005.

The applications will be divided by state and taken to each state’s agriculture department where a student will be selected by random drawing. Bonnie will post a photo of each winner and their cabbage on their website ( as they receive the information.