Inspire your students by teaching the future of gardening! Whether you have an entire greenhouse or a corner in the classroom these stackable planters create an ideal hands on experience. Utilize our self-contained recirculating system or have us design a custom tower layout. The learning opportunities are endless. Let us help your students grow.
Below is some information about different programs that are available for schools to utilize in order to strengthen their agriculture and science programs. There are many other programs available on a county and state basis. A school can really put in a new growing system without spending any money.
Sustainable Agriculture Grants
SARE grants fund research and education projects exploring:
Since 1988, SARE has funded more than 5,000 projects with grants for farmers, ranchers, extension agents and educators, researchers, nonprofits, students, communities and others.
Farm to School Grant Program
Planning awards range from $20,000 - $45,000 and a 25% match of the total project cost is required. Implementation and support service awards range from $65,000 - $100,000 and a 25% match of the total project cost is required. Conference and event awards range from $15,000 - $50,000 and there is no match requirement.
Americas Farmers: Grow Rural Education
Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, helps farmers positively impact their communities by supporting local school districts. The program gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a rural public school district in their community to compete for merit-based grants of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. Since 2011, over $7 million has been awarded to school districts through this program. In 2015, the program will be available in 1,324 counties across 40 states, and grants totaling $2.3 million will be awarded. Farmer nominations for the 2015 program will be accepted from January 1, 2015 to April 1, 2015. Applications open January 1, 2015 and close April 15, 2015 11:59:59pm CT.
For more information on this program, please visit www.growruraleducation.com