Garden-Based Education Grant

School Garden Network recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles for successful school gardens is the lack of funding for Garden Coordinators.  Without a stable leader and educator in place, school gardens are hard to maintain and it is difficult to organize and deliver garden classes. The Garden-Based Education Grant is specifically designed to address this issue by providing funds that can be used for the salary of the Garden Education Coordinator, professional development for the Coordinator and other garden team members, and curriculum materials. Additional funding is provided for the Coordinator to attend the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s School Garden Teacher Training Program. Schools must have an existing garden to apply.

Past and current grant recipients include:

2015 – 2016     Albert F Biella Elementary School     $2,500

2015 – 2016     Robert L Stevens Elementary School     $2,500

2015 – 2016     Roseland Creek Elementary School     $2,500

2013 – 2015     Steele Lane Elementary School     $9,000

2013 – 2015     Guerneville Elementary School     $5,000

2011 – 2012     Kid Street Learning Center     $5,000

2011 – 2012     Northwest Prep Charter     $5,000

2011 – 2014     Wright Charter Elementary School     $9,000

2007 – 2011    Geyserville Elementary School        $16,000

2009 – 2011     Apple Blossom School     $5,000

2009 – 2010    McKinley Elementary School     $5,000

2007 – 2010     La Tercera Elementary School     $7,000

2006 – 2009     Dunbar Elementary School     $9,000

2005 – 2008     McNear Elementary School     $14,000

2005 – 2006     Cloverdale High School     $8,000