California and Arizona schools, grades K-6, can now apply for a grant up to $3,000 to support a new school garden. In order to be eligible for the Western Growers Foundation School Garden Grant, the school or entity must be classified as one of the following:
- Grade Level K-6
- Public School
- Private School with 501(c)3 non-profit status
- 501(c)3 or charity non-profit organization supporting a garden at a public or non-profit private school
- School districts supporting a garden at a public or non-profit private school
The grant period consists of two 1-year cycles. This grant will provide up to $2,000 in year 1 and up to $1,000 in year 2 in support of a new, start-up school garden to enhance the science, technology, engineering and technology-related curriculum.
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019, at 11:59pm PST. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A SCHOOL GARDEN GRANT.
Since its inception in 1995, Western Growers Foundation has funded more than 1,100 school gardens in California and Arizona. Today, the Foundation’s School Garden program has evolved to support science, technology, engineering and math curriculum to nurture the natural curiosity of children in areas related to farming and agriculture.
Through sponsored gardens, selected curriculum and hands-on learning in the gardens, students will learn about the science of how seeds become salads, the technology available to enhance plant growth, the engineering behind farm equipment, and the math to calculate how much water is needed for optimal yield.
For questions, contact Alyssa Luu at (949) 885-2284.
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