Gardening with children is fun and inspirational. The sense of wonder, the thrill of discovery and the chance to learn from nature are gifts every child should experience. Lessons abound! We love to share information about grants that are available to schools, churches and communities.

lots of kids holding up onions

Everyone loves harvesting what they grow! Photo courtesy of The Lord’s Acre.

The National Gardening Association has several educational initiatives that offer children an education that begins in the garden and stays with them the rest of their lives – resulting in improved academics, better eating habits, greater environmental stewardship and, ultimately, healthier, more secure and engaged communities. Here are grant opportunities to consider now:

  • Fall 2014 Jamba Juice “It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies” Garden Grant deadline is Oct. 1, 2014.
  • The 2015 Youth Garden Grant deadline is Dec. 5, 2014.
  • The 2015 Mantis Tiller Award deadline is March 6, 2015.

We invite you to share this information with your congregations, schools and other organizations. They just might have a chance to win support for a garden in your area.

Here’s a link to for more information.