The Q&A Archives: Youth Gardening Grants

Question: Our little rural elementary school wants to put together a childrens garden. We want the children to learn about nature, math, science and the importance of growing things and taking responsibility for their care. This will be a learning garden/project that will also be fun for the children. Our school doesn't have the funds for the garden, so my question is, how can we get donations of veggies, herbs and flowers? We also need tools, soil, fertilizer and many other things including how-to books. Are there any companies or individuals that we can contact for help with our school garden? Thanks in advance for your help. Lorie Salka Denham Springs, LA

Answer: Congratulations on your new venture. Gardening is a wonderful way to provide so many opportunities for learning. National Gardening Association sponsors a Garden Grant program; winners of the grants receive various tools, supplies, seed, etc. You can download a copy of the application from our web page at: Go to the "Kids and Classrooms" section. You can also try contacting local garden centers and nurseries for donations.

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