For Earth Day, and to advocate for Rotary’s new area of interest in Protecting the Environment, project kits were distributed to 950 Second-Graders in Camarillo and Somis. The kits consisted of a bucket, shovel, packet of 100 carrot seeds, and a card with planting instructions and a QR code for more information. Each class was also given a bag of potting soil donated by B&B Hardware.
Mary Lingua and five Interactors prepared 1000 seed packets.  New Rotarian Megan Cooper wrote a brochure about Rotary’s interest in the environment. To avoid waste, the brochure was not printed on paper, but was linked with a QR code (see below).  A packet of 100 carrot seeds was attached to a card showing the QR code and planting instructions.  
We put Rotary stickers on the buckets and delivered the kits to eleven elementary schools, the Y and the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo.  It was a whirlwind of activity, but done in a month. Soon there will be more than 100,000 carrots growing around town!  Maybe we will do turnips next year!