Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.
Application Open: September 1st, 2015
Application Closed: October 31, 2015 at 5pm CST
Review Period: Winter 2016
Notification of all applicants: February 15, 2016
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SGN is pleased to announce that Albert F. Biella Elementary, Roseland Creek Elementary, and Robert L. Stevens Elementary have been awarded $2,500 each to support their garden programs. These grants were made possible by the generosity of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend through a grant to SGN. All three of these schools are located in underserved communities with a large percentage of students on free and reduced lunch. The staff and administration at these schools have shown a commitment to the success of their gardens and realize the positive impact that these programs can have on their students. SGN is looking forward to working closely with these schools throughout the school year!
There are several opportunities to volunteer at the upcoming National Heirloom Exposition on September 8th – 10th. Volunteers are needed to help with activities on Kid’s Day on Thursday, September 10th for 4 hour blocks of time starting at 8:00 am. Volunteers will be given a parking pass and lunch that day. School Garden Network is also looking for volunteers during the three days, but especially on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Volunteers will be given a parking pass and entrance to the fair. If you are interested, please email Elizabeth Westerfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The World’s Pure Food Fair” is coming once again to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on September 8th – 10th. Schools are invited to participate in the event by either visiting on Kid’s Day on the 10th and/or by putting together a display of your school’s garden program. Transportation is available for classes that want to visit and participation in the event is free for schools. For more information on visiting the Expo or displaying at the event, contact Chris Byrne at info@TheHeirloomExpo.com or call (707) 773-1336. In order to complete the entry form to exhibit at the Expo, click here or you can download the form and fill it out by clicking here. More information can be found by following these links:
We hope to see you there!
The Ark of Taste is a catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Thanks to the partnership between Slow Foods USA, Baker Creek Seeds, and Chipotle Mexican Grill there is a surplus of two Ark of Taste Seeds – Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce and Mayflower Beans. If you are interested in receiving one of each of these types of seed packets, email email@example.com with the following information:
Name of school where seeds will be planted
Address of the school
There is no cost for the seeds or for shipping!
Hops For Crops is Lagunitas Brewing Co’s way of turning beer into money for CAFF: North Coast. They’ll be popping up at select farmers markets through the end of August in Sonoma county and selling some beers, with 100% of the profits going back to CAFF (putting the profits back into non-profits!). View the flier for the dates and locations of farmers markets by clicking here. For more information online, go to lagunitas.com/hopsforcrops#.
Steele Lane Elementary School in Santa Rosa is seeking a part-time Garden Coordinator to work 2 days/week from 8 am – 3 pm. Click here for more information and a full job description.
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Now in its 10th year of helping build better schools and communities, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program has provided over $42 million to more than 9,600 schools across the country.
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Increase parent involvement? Build stronger community spirit? Create a new school tradition? The ideas are endless. Whatever goals and dreams you have for your school, we can help you fulfill them!
2015-2016 Grant Application Update
For more than 65 years, Lowe’s has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools and community groups are struggling to support the basic needs of their communities, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support.
This year, as a foundation, we are challenging ourselves to seek ways to provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today’s challenging times efficiently, while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority.
Please keep this focus in mind as you apply for a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®grant in the 2015-2016 academic year. Thank you.
Applications will be available in August