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:

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 Elementary $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