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

Greenport School and Community Garden

BY: David G

Greenport, NY

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

1. This grant would allow our school garden to grow and become a focus for the health and wellness for both the children and families of our community. At present, the school garden is very small and located in back portion of the school property. This grant would enable our school to substantially increase the size of the garden and relocate it to the front portion of the campus, thus encouraging greater participation by families and civic groups in the neighborhood. As a school community with over 70% of our student population eligible for Free or Reduced lunch, we must promote healthy eating in an effort to give our students a better opportunity to learn and thrive both in and outside of school. This grant will help educate students and their families through a summer camp component, printed brochures, mailings, creating “how to” videos, conducting cooking classes, and sharing resources with our neighboring school district (Southold) which already has a thriving school garden.

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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.