The National Gardening Association (NGA) presents the annual Youth Garden Grants. This award is designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program may apply. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character development, and entrepreneurship in the United States.
Who Is Eligible
The 2016 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.
A total of 20 total programs will receive award packages valued over $500 that include:
- tool package from Ames
- seed sheet from Cloudfarm
- $100 gift certificate for plants from Bonnie Plants
- natural cedar raised garden bed from Eartheasy (2’ X 2’ X 11”)
- Green Cycler and Worm Bomb from Ecotonix
- seed donation from High Mowing Organic Seeds
- drip irrigation starter kit from Rain Bird
- Compost Sak from SmartPots
- hose and sprayer set from Gardener's Supply
- a curriculum package from Kidsgardening.org including The Growing Classroom, Growing Food, and Steps to a Bountiful Kids’ Garden.
Due Date: Applications submitted annually in December. Apply online at www.kidsgardening.org
For more information visit http://grants.kidsgardening.org/2016-youth-garden-grant
National Gardening Association
1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403