Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grant: National Gardening Association and Home Depot

Teachers and childcare providers interested in finding funding for their school gardens should consider applying for the National Gardening Association and Home Depot's 2010 Youth Garden Grants Program.

According to NGA's website, gardens should emphasize one or more of the following:
  • educational focus or curricular/program integration
  • nutrition or plant-to-food connections
  • environmental awareness/education
  • entrepreneurship
  • social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support or service learning.

Applicants should plan to garden with at least 15 children ages 3-18 years old.

NGA and Home Depot will distribute 100 grants. Five grants will value $1000 and 95 grants will value $500.

The deadline for the grants is November 2, 2009. Winners will be announced in Februrary 2010.

For more information about this particular grant, visit

For additional grant opportunities, visit the Funding and Grant section at

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