Schools: Want to start/expand a garden? Apply for a grant!

Does your school want to start a garden or expand an existing one? The National Gardening Association is taking applications for Youth Garden Grants!

Interested schools must fill out an application that details how many children will participate in the garden program, if the school’s garden program faces any special needs or challenges, the educational goals of the garden, and more. Schools can visit this website see all of the questions they need to answer before they begin filling out the application.

The National Gardening Association will choose 20 winners, who will all receive:

  • Tool package from Ames
  • Seed sheet from Cloudfarm
  • $100 gift certificate from Bonnie Plants
  • Natural cedar raised garden bed from Eartheasy
  • Green Cycler and Worm Bomb from Ectonoix
  • Seed donation from High Mowing Organic Seeds
  • Drip irrigation starter kit from Rain Bird
  • Compost Sak from Smart Pot
  • Hose and sprayer set from Gardener’s Supply
  • Curriculum package from
  • Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2015, and winners will be announced on Jan. 21, 2016. For more information, visit the Youth Garden Grant website.