Thursday, August 25, 2011

Help Their Gardens Grow - grants available for school gardens

School gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. School gardens offer an opportunity to integrate math, science and health curriculum.

The Whole Kids Foundation is offering schools, districts or school-affiliated nonprofit organizations an opportunity to apply for $2,000 grants to set up gardens. Successful grantees also receive yearlong support from FoodCorps; access to a resource center providing curriculum, coaching, materials and ideas; and participation in expert gardening discussions and forums.

Find information and/or apply through Dec. 31, 2011 at Help Their Gardens Grow.

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