Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Download our free, printable Harvest of the Month valentines cards to show your appreciation for teachers, friends, family, cafeteria staff, and other special people in your life!
Indicators of Successful School Gardens Session
Join school garden researchers from across the country to learn about what makes a school garden successful.
All webinars are recorded, shared after the webinar and archived on our website. Check out the archive and all upcoming webinars at https://www.sgsonetwork.org/webinars/
BREADA is seeking a team member who is passionate about local foods, farming, and food systems work to serve as the coordinator for both Red Stick Farmers Market and Farm to School activities. BREADA’s Farm to School project will improve knowledge of and access to locally-grown food in three public elementary schools through agricultural education, edible gardening, and cooking classes with our mobile teaching kitchen. The job will also include shared management of Red Stick Farmers Market on Saturdays and at midweek markets including implementation of market outreach programs.
Apply today at: https://breada.org/about-us/careers/
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) is a farm-to-school program that supports projects that bring together school cafeterias and classrooms and fosters community engagement between local farms and schools. The goal of these efforts is to not only increase access to school meals for underserved children, but also improve their quality. FASLP is focused on the development of leadership skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to prepare students for food, agricultural, and related careers. Application deadline January 31.
GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening are excited to announce the launch of the 2022 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant! This grant will award a total of 150 programs $500 in funding to start or expand their youth gardens or greenspaces. The Grassroots Grants are part of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s larger GroMoreGood initiative, which aims to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children by 2023. plication deadline January 31.
USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 scholarship application cycle for the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program and the 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is open. The partnerships with the 19 1890 land-grant universities and 35 tribal colleges and universities is among USDA’s efforts to develop the next generation of food and agriculture leaders and build an agriculture workforce that is more representative of America. The scholarship programs are administered through USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). The deadline to apply is January 31.
Garden Grant Program
At Whole Kids Foundation, we know that the more kids know and feel connected to their food, the more curious they become about how things grow or taste, and the more willing they are to try new foods. This is why we believe in edible garden learning spaces!
Our Garden Grant program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a:
- K–12 School
- Non-profit organization (501(c)(3) in the US/Registered Charity in Canada) that serves children in the K-12 grade range
The deadline to apply is March 11.
Big Green JumpStart
The Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant presented by Little Seeds and Kids Gardening is designed to support youth garden programs interested in preserving and creating pollinator habitat to help rebuild declining pollinator populations. In 2021, eighteen programs will be awarded a check for $500 to support the d
Schools who already have a garden, are teaching in the garden or have plans to do so soon, and need more funds to engage more kids in outdoor learning can apply for this exciting new opportunity! Educators who meet the following guidelines are encouraged to attend the Big Green Jumpstart webinar for more details:
- Your school has a garden, and you want to do more with it.
- Your school is planning for or has already identified ways to teach in the garden, right now.
- You need more funds to engage more kids in more outdoor learning.
COVID-19 GEN YOUth COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Funding
GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. Apply here.
National Education Association Foundation Grants
Student Success Grants, offered by the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation, are for projects that help students learn how to think critically and solve problems in order to improve student learning. Learning & Leadership Grants, offered by the NEA Foundation, are for professional development opportunities for individuals or groups. Grants are available to current members of NEA who are educators in public schools or public institutions of higher education. Preference is given to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects, which can include farm to school activities. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Apply for a Student Success Grant here or a Learning & Leadership Grant here.
The Bee Grant
The Bee Cause Project empowers students, teachers, and community members to experience the wonder, ingenuity, beauty, and power of the honey bee. Join the network of passionate educators, beekeepers, and community leaders in building the buzz for integrating bees into STEAM education. Learn more about the Bee Grant and apply here.
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants
The Clif Bar Family Foundation awards small grants for projects focused on one of five priority areas, including creating a robust, healthy food system, increasing opportunities for outdoor activity, and building stronger communities, a great fit for school garden projects. These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Learn more about the Clif Bar Foundation and apply here.
Captain Planet Project Learning Garden
Schools can apply now to win a Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden through partnerships with grocery retailers around the country. Grand Prize Winners will receive a one-year supply of DOLE Fruit Bowls and a Project Learning Garden provided by Captain Planet Foundation, including: 5 garden beds or garden expansion (for schools with an existing garden), mobile garden cooking cart, standards-based Learning Garden lessons and lesson supply kits, and online teacher training. Learn more about the Project Learning Garden and apply here.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) and Dreyer’s Fruit Bars
FTPF and Dreyer’s are planting orchards across the country in a collaborative program called “Communities Take Root,” and your town could be next! They invite your community to apply for this exciting opportunity to grow fresh fruit, beautify neighborhoods, strengthen relationships and build community food security—all through the simple act of planting fruit trees. FTPF is currently accepting the first 100 qualified applications for the next round of the program, which involves a public online vote to select the final recipients. * FTPF provides all plants, related materials and equipment, community workshops and training, and our team will work with your community volunteers to install the orchard. Recipients must have the appropriate space and commitment to the orchard to qualify. Download the application here and submit via email only. *Schools are not eligible to apply. Please visit the Fruit Tree 101 Grants page for more information about the school orchard program.
Salad Bars to Schools
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a comprehensive grassroots public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. Their vision is to significantly increase salad bars in schools across the country until every child has the choice of healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is an initiative of the Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods Market to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. The goal of the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program is to fund and award 6000 salad bars over the next three years.