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How to get extra cash for your school garden

26 Aug

The new school year is here! Which means you’re probably up to your eyeballs in pencils, crayons, markers, loose leaf paper, tissues, and whatever else is on the kids’ school supply lists. Kudos to all the super hero teachers out there who spent the summer slaving over lesson plans and decorating their classroom to make this school year extra awesome. (Seriously, are teachers even real humans? They’re amazing.)

Of course we know that being generally awesome takes money. A lot of money. Many teachers even dip into their personal savings to pay for their own school supplies.


So before that well meaning person asks “What are we doing with the school garden this year?” And you’re all like:


Check out these garden grants!

Fall 2014 Jamba Juice– It’s all about the veggies

2015 Youth Garden Grant

2015 Mantis Tiller Award

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant 

Lowes Toolbox for Education 

Bonnie Plant’s 3rd Grad Kids Cabbage Program

The Herb society of America’s Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grants

These organizations are basically saying “Here, take my money. FOR FREE.” All that’s standing between you and a pile of extra cash is an application. So get to it!

Happy back-to-school!


P.S. I’m curious. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy for your school garden?