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

Deer Lakes School Gardens

BY: Becky R

Tarentum, PA

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

This grant would greatly benefit our school community because it would allow us to purchase several vertical, aeroponic growing systems called Tower Gardens, and place in 3 of our school buildings, encompassing approximately 1300 students in grades K-8. These unique systems allow for year-round growing, indoors with grow lights, or outdoors, giving students the ability to grow during each month of the school calendar. The gardens will teach them the importance of where food comes from, how to grow their own food, expand the districts STEM efforts, teach sustainable growing practices, as well as the value of proper nutrition for better health- knowledge they will carry with them their entire lives. Students will also be encouraged to share what they have learned with their families, and develop and maintain gardens at home. We would also like to utilize some of the produce to support our schools Backpack Initiative to Fight Hunger program.

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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.