Stop and Shop Offers Seedlings to Kids to Grow Their Own Garden

The company is giving free seed pods and activity books to people across its Rhode Island and Massachusetts locations while supplies last.

Photo provided by Madison Camelo via Stop and Shop.

Stop and Shop has launched its first ever Grow and Learn Program, which teaches children how to grow their own vegetables and herbs for free. The company is giving free seed pods and activity books to people across its Rhode Island and Massachusetts locations while supplies last. Call ahead to confirm the seed pods are still in stock at your local store. The seed pods, which feature twenty different varieties of vegetables and herbs, will be available by the indoor or outdoor floral displays as you exit the store.
In addition to the activity booklet, you can track the progress of your seedlings with Stop and Shop’s Grow and Learn app on your phone. The free app unlocks a digital garden, where kids can watch their plants come to life through augmented reality while they learn tips, tricks and recipes that they can make with the vegetables and herbs they grow. The app also includes information on each plant from broccoli to tomatoes and more, plus interactive word searches and other fun activities.

“We know many parents have had to take on the role of teachers while at home, and we’re excited to offer this fun educational activity for families to enjoy together,” says President of Stop Shop, Gordon Reid. “The Grow and Learn program is a no-cost way to teach kids about how the fresh produce they see in our stores is grown.”

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