The Herb Society of America has established two herb garden grants for teachers in grades 3-6 to ensure that classroom teacher Donald Samull's tradition of using herbs with students will continue for years to come. Public and/or private 3-6 grade teachers with a minimum of 15 students may apply for an indoor or outdoor herb garden grant.
The Herb Society of America will award four (4) schools each year indoor window sill herb gardens. The classrooms selected will receive three (3) window sill herb garden kits including pots, soil, seeds and educational materials to use in the classroom. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials.
The Herb Society of America will select five (5) schools/classrooms to receive $200 in "Seed Money" to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and support from other sources. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials and herb seeds.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that focuses on educating its members and the public on the cultivation of herbs and the study of their history and uses, both past and present. The motto of The Society, "For Use and For Delight," is taken from the 17th century herbalist, John Parkinson.
The Society maintains a library at its national headquarters, produces a variety of publications and educational programs, coordinates networking and learning opportunities, and awards grants to educators. Many HSA members create and/or maintain public herb gardens. In these gardens, visitors can see first-hand how to grow and use herbs.
Application deadline: October 1