National Gardening Association

KidsGardening.org - A Program of the National Gardening Assn.

KidsGardening has been a leader in the school gardening movement since 1982. We envision happier, healthier kids learning in the garden and connecting to nature. This improves nutritional attitudes and educational outcomes, enhances social and emotional learning, and gives rise to environmental stewardship in youth across the country.

We create opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.

Carton 2 Garden Contest
The fifth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, is now accepting registrations! Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons. Your school can get started by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria.

Fifteen (15) entries will be selected to receive award packages for their efforts. Entries are due by Monday, March 25, 2019, but will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Youth Garden Grant
The 2019 Youth Garden Grant is open to any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one. If your program serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18, we encourage you to apply.

A total of 25 programs will be awarded, with the top 5 programs receiving award packages worth $2100 in cash and gardening gear, and 20 programs receiving packages worth $500.

Visit website (click on Link to More Info, below) for more information and registration/application materials.

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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: profdev@monroe2boces.org

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