COMING SOON

Thank you for your interest in The Seeds of Change Grant Program.
The program officially begins on Monday, Mar 02, 2016, so please check back soon to enter.
We look forward to receiving your submission and the opportunity to help your garden grow.

SCHOOL GARDEN

Spring Hill Elementary SCRATCH Garden

BY: Sara B

Huntington, WV

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

Children living in poverty are statistically undernourished, lacking a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables that provide the vitamins and minerals they need for healthy growth. According to the World Health Organization, insufficient fruit and vegetable consumption can increase the risk of developing a wide range of deadly diseases like cancer, heart diseases and strokes. There are no grocery stores located in the community that populates Spring Hill Elementary. The area is considered a "Food Desert", or an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. Many families do not have vehicle transportation and are thereby limited to the number of trips taken to the grocery store each month. These factors contribute to families relying on convenient-store foods, packaged grocery items that have long shelf life, and fast foods. This project will allow students access to fresh fruits and vegetables through the seasons.

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New this Year!

A $5,000-VALUE "Garden Ambassador Award"

If you submit the application for one of the four projects selected for a $20,000 grant, you'll get a special "Submitter's Reward" worth $5,000*! This reward will consist of:

  • An all-expense-paid trip to the Good Food Conference in Chicago, including expenses.
  • A mentorship with a gardening expert.

It's our way of thanking you for taking an active role in supporting sustainable gardening and helping your community or school.

*Full legal terms here.