Johnny Appleseed Organic Invitation | NEWS FROM MOTHER EARTH
12 organic gardeners
6 growing competitions
4 grand prize options
Organic gardeners across the United States will have the opportunity to compete for prizes including a Bitcoin, a new electric vehicle and a small farm as the first-ever Johnny Appleseed Organic Invitational kicks off on Sunday, September 26. The launch date coincides with the birthday of John Chapman, the true American pioneer who inspired the legend of Johnny Appleseed.
Presented in partnership with Mother Earth News, the competition aims to showcase the skills of the country’s top organic producers and provide them with a platform to share their knowledge. Video entries will be accepted until November 30, 2021, with finalists selected in December and the competition itself scheduled to take place during the 2022 growing season.
“Everyone agrees that organic food is healthier and tastes better, but there is a pervasive myth that truly sustainable growing practices cannot produce a yield bountiful enough to feed American families,” said Jeff Meyer, founder of Johnny Appleseed Organic. “The Johnny Appleseed Organic Invitational will prove that we can provide for everyone while producing food in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. “
Growers selected for the competition will be some of the most talented and experienced gardeners in the country, and will compete from home, as their local growing season allows. Participation in the contest is free and no purchase is necessary.
Entrants will receive points for their placement in each competitive category, with a cumulative winner determined at the end of the contest. Categories include:
- Heaviest tomato (as determined by certified scale)
- Hottest Pepper (Scoville Scale)
- The most beautiful flower arrangement in a 65 gallon grow bag (determined by social vote)
- The heaviest sweet potato in a 65 gallon grow bag (as determined by the certified scale)
- Heaviest squash (any variety, as determined by certified scale)
- Best organic gardening hack (determined by social vote)
Each contestant chosen for the invitation will receive $ 1,000 in cryptocurrency, and the overall cumulative winner will receive their choice of grand prize options, including a Bitcoin, an all-new Ford F-150 EV, a Kubota tractor with accessories and a restricted deed for a small farm at the Johnny Appleseed Organic Village, a sustainable living development nestled in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston, GA.
A live leaderboard will run throughout the competition and feature multimedia content from the competitors, including tips and tricks for other home gardeners after the competition. Rankings will also be updated on JohnnyAppleseed.com and MotherEarthNews.com.
To learn more about the competition or to submit your application, visit Johnny Appleseed Invitation.
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JOHNNY ORGANIC APPLE
Johnny Organic Knobs is a green technology company focused on creating sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional agricultural and garden products. In March 2021, they launched ClimateGard ™, an ethically-sourced, non-destructive organic fertilizer infused with cutting-edge microbiology. They followed this up with ClimateYard™, a probiotic lawn and landscape formula designed to eliminate harmful runoff caused by traditional lawn products. The company also offers grafted apple trees that are genetically identical to the last surviving tree planted by John Chapman, the true American pioneer behind the legend of Johnny Appleseed, and is a leading authority on the carbon sequestration and food production practice of Climate Farming. ™.
For interview opportunities, contact George Atchley (Public Relations Coordinator, Johnny Appleseed Organic) at 904-386-2006.