The Children's Museum Of The Upstate Teams With Addison Homes, LLC

Top Quote Addison Homes, LLC and The Children's Museum of the Upstate recently teamed up to encourage healthy living and to teach children do-it-yourself skills. End Quote
  • Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC (1888PressRelease) December 23, 2010 - The garden boxes donated by Addison Homes gave kids the opportunity to develop their building skills by putting the container together and also express their creative skills by painting the container. The children built two wooden garden box planters that will be used to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers at The Children's Museum. A garden box is an easy way to jump-start a child's love of gardening and encourage healthy eating habits.

    "The garden boxes provide The Children's Museum of the Upstate the infrastructure to offer a range of gardening programs for Museum guests and the Junior Master Gardeners to include soil science, pest management, planting, ecology, landscape design, and much more. Thank you Addison Homes for donating a great educational tool." - Marnie Record, The Children's Museum of the Upstate.

    Visitors at the Museum are able to participate in educational sessions and demonstration programs and see the gardening programs in action.

    Addison Homes builds all of its homes to rigorous ENERGY STAR and EarthCraft House standards. As a leader in sustainable, high performance "green" building, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition for its leadership and success in Greenville, including 2007 EarthCraft House Regional Builder of the Year, Upstate Forever's 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion, the 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award by the Upstate chapter of the US Green Building Council and 2009 Builder of the Year by the Greenville Homebuilder Association.
    For more information about Addison Homes, visit

    The Children's Museum of the Upstate exists to ignite a passion for learning - empowering all children to discover their full potential and expand their view of themselves and the world. Since opening July 31, 2009 on the cultural campus of Heritage Green in downtown Greenville, the Museum has reached over 125,000 children and families. Focusing on the areas of the arts, humanities, sciences, health and nutrition, and the environment, the 18 interactive exhibits are designed to encourage learning and exploration. Programs have been developed for each exhibit and every age level to stimulate creativity and stir imagination, inspiring curiosity for a lifetime. For more information, visit

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