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2014 Youth Garden Grants

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Youth Gardening Grants Encourage Outdoor Education

Private Funders: Nat’l Gardening Assn. (NGA), Bonnie Plants, Ames and High Mowing Organic Seeds
Opportunity: 2014 Youth Garden Grants
Funding Focus: Recreation, gardening and education (funding supports school, community gardens)
Geographic Focus: National
Eligibility: Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, community organizations and nonprofits
Funding: 20 awards of $500 each plus supplies
Deadline: Dec. 6

Summary: These grants help schools and community organizations build and expand youth-centered garden programs. They must involve teams of children between the ages of 3 and 18. The garden program must be charitable or educational in nature. Priority will be given to programs that emphasize integration of content standards, nutrition connections, environmental awareness, entrepreneurship, and community support. Each winning program will also receive a tool package from Ames, plant starts from Bonnie Plants and seed donation from High Mowing Seeds.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/CDP0215yg; NGA, 1100 Dorset St. South Burlington, VT 05403, 800/538-7476.