The national program trucks more than one million free 2-inch cabbage plants to third grade classrooms around the nation.
Registration is at http://bonniecabbageprogram.com. Instructions are included with delivery, which is next spring. Students take the plants home to grow. Class winners, based on size, appearance and maturing are entered in a $1,000 state scholarship drawing.
Started in 2002, the program has distributed more than 11 million cabbage plants nationwide, to foster an interest in gardening, healthy eating and the environment.